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President’s Commendations & Fellowship awards 2022

Mar 29, 20229 min read

The College of General Dentistry has announced the recipients of its inaugural award of President’s Commendations, and has awarded fellowships to four dental professionals in recognition of their exceptional professional achievements.  Top row, l-r: Mark Richardson FCGDent, Paul Friel MCGDent, Jonathan Hiscocks MCGDent, Mutahir Rahman MCGDent, Charles Ormond Dip.FFGDP(UK). Bottom…

Posthumous honour for John Craig

Mar 28, 20225 min read

The College of General Dentistry has recognised the late John Craig Dip.FFGDP(UK) with the posthumous award of a President’s Commendation. John Craig Dip.FFGDP(UK), 1943-2021 Born in Rutherglen in 1943, John graduated BDS from Glasgow University in 1966 and remained a general dental practitioner until he retired from practice in 2002.…

College invites dental professionals into Fellowship by Experience

Mar 24, 20224 min read

The College of General Dentistry has launched a landmark new route to fellowship based on experience, and has issued an open invitation to suitably experienced dental professionals to apply. The community of Fellows lies at the heart of the College, providing leadership and collectively supporting the development of dentistry, as…

CGDent endorses updated guidance on anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs

Mar 22, 20221 min read

The College of General Dentistry has endorsed newly updated guidance on anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme. The second edition of Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs provides clear and practical recommendations and advice to enable the dental team to assess bleeding…

NIHR Career Progression Fellowships now available to GDPs

Mar 21, 20222 min read

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) is currently inviting applications for their annual Primary Care Clinician Career Progression Fellowships, which this year are available to primary care clinicians practising in the UK, including general dental practitioners. Aimed at primary care clinicians who want to start or continue a…

College Council elections – call for candidates

Mar 18, 20225 min read

Elections are due to be held for a number of seats on the Council of the College of General Dentistry, and all eligible members are invited to consider standing. These are exciting times in the development of the College, and this is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and contribute…

College of General Dentistry broadens membership eligibility

Feb 23, 20223 min read

The College of General Dentistry has broadened its eligibility criteria for membership, enabling suitably qualified non-registrants to join, and offering practitioners with relevant non-dental qualifications the ability to progress to higher grades of membership. Registration with the General Dental Council or an equivalent overseas authority is normally required for entry…

Notice of forthcoming College Council elections

Feb 23, 20223 min read

Elections will soon be held for seven seats on the Council of the College of General Dentistry, and eligible members are encouraged to consider standing. The Council is elected by College members to provide leadership and support for the dental professions, and to guide the College Trustees in fulfilling the…

CGDent offers students e-learning package 

Feb 9, 20223 min read

The College of General Dentistry has announced that it is offering dental students access to a leading dental e-learning package.  Students who enrol as members of the new College now have access to a growing library of over 350 online training courses and webinar recordings, as well as regular live…

New PDJ online: Paediatric dentistry

Jan 31, 20223 min read

The new edition of the Primary Dental Journal, Paediatric Dentistry, is now online. Guest edited by Dr Sanjeev Sood of King’s College London, this issue is dedicated to promoting oral health in children, and outlines strategies for prevention and contemporary management of dental disease in childhood. It features papers on…

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