The College seeks to instigate and enable the development of dental practice: by monitoring what’s happening and identifying issues that need addressing in the service of patients. We aim to set the agenda for policy, research and standards, all with impact on day to day practice. Where there are unmet needs, we would like to incubate solutions or act directly until wider solutions are found.

Standards and guidance

Following the standard-setting role of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), the College seeks to establish and promote high standards in dentistry.


Oral healthcare policy

We are concerned with the future of oral healthcare delivery in the UK, with the focus on policy objectives and working from the evidence.


The College seeks to promote research in Primary Care dentistry, drawing on the exciting opportunities that lie in data which is becoming more accessible, and addressing patient needs.