Standards & guidance
We set the authoritative standards and guidance for general dental practice, promoting high-quality practice and patient care
Supporting excellence throughout the profession, our evidence-based standards and guidance are a respected resource for the whole dental team, inherited from FGDP.
Digital copies are available below, together with the College’s own guidance. To view, please log in or register an account on our website.
In our Talking Standards webinar series, free to view live, the experts discuss key areas from our guidance and answer your questions. Scroll down to see what’s coming soon or visit our events page.
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An introduction to research for primary dental care clinicians
Antimicrobial prescribing in dentistry
Clinical examination and record-keeping
Guidance notes for dental practitioners on the safe use of X-ray equipment
Implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice
Mentoring in implant dentistry
Selection criteria for dental radiography
Standards in dentistry
Training standards in implant dentistry
CGDent recorded webinar, Thursday 18 May 2023, 7pm In this CGDent webinar, experts in sedation in dentistry, Dr Roy Bennett and Dr Rob Endicott, will discuss the new ultra short acting benzodiazepine sedative, Remimazolam, which was approved for use in the UK in dentistry in 2023. As well as examining the pharmacology of Remimazolam, the speakers will discuss their experience of using the drug in many different situations. Speakers: Dr Roy…
The Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IASCD) has issued a statement on the clinical use of Remimazolam for intravenous conscious sedation for dental procedures. The IACSD, on which the College is represented, publishes Standards for Conscious Sedation in…
The latest edition of the Primary Dental Journal, Digital Dentistry, is now live online. Guest edited by Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry USA, Ilser Turkyilmaz, the issue explores various techniques to offer even the most experienced dental…
The College of General Dentistry and Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England have co-published a chairside synopsis of Antimicrobial Prescribing in Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines. Antimicrobial Prescribing in Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines offers clear,…
Preventing antimicrobial resistance together: a joint statement from the UK’s dental professional bodies for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022
‘Preventing antimicrobial resistance together’ is the theme of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2022. Held annually from 18-24 November, WAAW is led by the World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership this year with the World Organisation for Animal Health, the…