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Help get people talking about sugar reduction

Nov 8, 20213 min read

The College of General Dentistry is proud to be supporting Sugar Awareness Week, which aims to raise public awareness of the poor health outcomes associated with excess sugar consumption, get people talking about the importance of sugar reduction, and to encourage citizens, industry and government to support healthier food and…

New PDJ online now: Urgent dental care and COVID-19

Nov 3, 20212 min read

The latest issue of the Primary Dental Journal, Urgent dental care and COVID-19, is now online. In it, we reflect on dentistry’s response to a global healthcare challenge, with articles from colleagues around the world. The following articles are free to view for all dental professionals by visiting Urgent…

Survey on medical emergencies in primary dental care

Oct 21, 20211 min read

Researchers at Newcastle University are studying the prevalence of medical emergency events in primary dental care, and the confidence of the dental team in managing them. The project is part of an NHS Health Education England North East research programme, and CGDent members are asked to support the research by…

New GDC Chair joins CGDent in celebrating launch

Oct 20, 20212 min read

The new Chair of the General Dental Council (GDC) will make his first public address to the profession this week at an event celebrating the launch of the College of General Dentistry. Lord Toby Harris, new GDC Chair Lord Toby Harris, Baron Harris of Haringey, was appointed GDC Chair in…

Notice to members and subscribers in European Union countries

Oct 15, 20211 min read

Print issues of the Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) being sent to members subscribers in European Union (EU) countries are now subject to import VAT at the domestic rate of the country in which you are located. This is a result of recent EU legislation on cross-border e-commerce, which has removed…

Avijit Banerjee and Shamir Mehta to lead CGDent career pathways programme

Oct 8, 20213 min read

Professor Avijit Banerjee and Dr Shamir Mehta have been appointed to key positions leading the College of General Dentistry’s career pathways programme. Professor Avijit Banerjee (l), Chair of the CGDent Career Pathways Programme Board, and Dr Shamir Mehta (r), Chair of the CGDent Career Pathways Reference Group Professor Banerjee is…

Survey of CGDent members on the prescription, manufacture and fitting of flexible dentures

Sep 29, 20211 min read

A study supported by the University of Kent is looking at the prescription, manufacture and fitting of flexible dentures by dentists and clinical dental technicians who practise in the UK and are members of the College of General Dentistry. We encourage College members to support this research, which is led…

College of General Dentistry launches facial aesthetics qualification

Sep 23, 20213 min read

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent), the UK’s only professional body dedicated to primary dental care, has formally launched its Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics. Serving those who are considering entering this growing area of practice but have little or no prior experience, the course is designed to be…

College endorses updated prevention guidance

Sep 23, 20212 min read

The College of General Dentistry has endorsed the newly-published fourth edition of Delivering Better Oral Health: an evidence based toolkit for prevention. With chapters covering behaviour change, dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral cancer, tooth wear, oral hygiene, fluoride, healthier eating, alcohol, smoking and tobacco use, the revised document gives dental…

Ian Mills, Marie Parker & Pouya Zohrabpour appointed College Ambassadors

Sep 23, 20216 min read

The College of General Dentistry has announced the appointments of Dr Ian Mills, Marie Parker and Dr Pouya Zohrabpour as ambassadors. New CGDent Ambassadors (l-r) Dr Pouya Zohrabpour, Marie Parker, Dr Ian Mills Drawn from a variety of backgrounds, College Ambassadors have a remit to advocate for the college’s mission…

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