The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) inherits a proud tradition from the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (formerly the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)), its predecessors the FDS Advisory Board in General Dental Practice (ABGDP), Society for General Dental Surgery (later renamed the British Society for General Dental Surgery, BSGDS), and the College of General Dental Practitioners (CGDP(UK)). Subsequent to FGDP(UK) being formed, CGDP(UK) became dormant.
Amongst others, the following, including members of the Advisory Committee In General Dental Practice and the first Board of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) contributed substantially in the initial development of the Faculty.
Harry Bailey — Marcus Bennett — Clive Bosley — (David) John Brookman — Christine Entwhistle — Nigel Entwhistle — Shelagh Farrell — Tom Farrell — John Gamon — Edgar Gordon — Professor Alan Grant — Richard Hayward — Mike Horrocks — John Horton — Hans Kurer OBE — Laurence Lando — Peter Lowndes MBE — John Moon — Ogilvie Nicoll — Malcolm Pendlebury — Jenny Pinder — Raj K Raja Rayan OBE — John Rayne — John Reeves — Stephen Rear MBE — Ario Santini — John Scott — Derrick Seel — Dame Margaret Seward CBE — David Watson-James — Brian Westbury
The following contributed to the establishment of CGDP(UK).
Peter Lowndes MBE (Chair) — Malcolm Pendlebury (Secretary) — Harry Bailey — Richard Hayward — Mike Horrocks — Ogilvie Nichol — Raj K Raja Rayan OBE — Julian Scott — Ario Santini
We are indebted to all who contributed to this rich history, together with others who lent their support to each of these historic initiatives, and welcome information to enrich the picture. An authoritative history of the development of general dental practitioner interests in the Royal College of Surgeons is contained in Shelagh Farrell’s article, The history of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), Faculty Dental Journal 2(2), April 2011.