Coronavirus Covid-19

We are working with the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) to develop guidance on the return to practise following the pandemic lockdown. You can read the published guidance here.

FGDP (UK) has produced a comprehensive overview of the guidance that is available in these extraordinary times for UK dentistry:

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 .

Research in Primary Care dentistry

Dentistry is constantly changing. Change is driven by innovation and research based on ever-increasing needs and clinical observations. More research is needed in Primary Care dentistry

Our work

There has never been such a time of change and innovation in dentistry, and such a wealth of information to draw on. This evidence and opportunity will only expand, and the well-grounded science will continue to struggle to keep up. To foster an evidence-based and systematic approach, the College aims to promote research in general dentistry:

  • through its Research Fund;
  • by its ability to connect stakeholders across the UK and internationally;
  • through the raising of awareness of advances in science amongst its members;
  • identifying gaps and priorities through its policy programme;
  • in collaboration with individuals and institutions engaged in relevant research.

The Research Fund

The College has established a Research Fund with the intention to build the capacity to support important research across the interests of Primary Care dentistry. Together with its oral healthcare policy focus, the College intends to have an important impact in the further development of general dentistry.

All donations to the Fund will support research in Primary Care dentistry, and Gift Aid (where possible) will enhance the value of those donations.