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Inaugural College Medal awarded to Ian Mills 

Jan 27, 20225 min read

Ian Mills has become the first ever recipient of the prestigious College Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the College of General Dentistry (CGDent).  Ian Mills FCGDent Reserved to no more than one recipient per year, the College Medal succeeds the Faculty Medal, which was previously awarded by the Faculty…

CGDent and BADN call for deferral of mandatory vaccination as survey suggests a quarter of dental nurses are not fully vaccinated 

Jan 27, 20224 min read

The College of General Dentistry and British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) are warning of a potential catastrophe for dental patients if the planned implementation of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all patient-facing staff in England is not deferred.  Regulations came into effect earlier this month that will make it unlawful…

College response to NHS England announcement of additional dentistry funding

Jan 25, 20221 min read

Commenting on the announcement that an additional £50m of funding will be provided for NHS dentistry in England over the next ten weeks, Dr Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry, said:  “New funding for dentistry is to be welcomed, and today’s announcement will provide short-term help to…

College membership for dental team members just £33

Dec 8, 20212 min read

The College of General Dentistry is offering discounted membership fees to dental care professionals, all of whom are now eligible for Associate Membership. Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Technicians and Clinical Dental Technicians pay only one-third fees for their first year’s membership, meaning those joining as Associate Members pay just £33. In a pioneering…

The PDJ Archive: a rich resource for members, with over 1,300 articles

Dec 2, 20212 min read

The Primary Dental Journal Archive is now up and running, with access for CGDent members fully established. The Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) is the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed journal, and with its unique dedication to general dental practice, is widely recognised as a leading resource for all dental…

Dr Debbie Reed receives inaugural Janet Goodwin Award

Nov 24, 20213 min read

Dr Debbie Reed AssocFCGDent has received the inaugural Janet Goodwin Award, which was conferred last night by Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry (CGDent), at a reception marking the 80th anniversary of the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN). The new award was instituted to recognise achievement…

Dental and medical organisations join forces to say “Antibiotics do not cure toothache!”

Nov 18, 20214 min read

National dental and medical organisations have come together again to support the World Health Organisation’s Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which runs from 18-24 November. The Association of Clinical Oral Microbiologists and College of General Dentistry, supported by the Association of Dental Hospitals, British Dental Association, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, British Association of…

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 https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/prda/current: 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…

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