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.
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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
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 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the UN Environment Programme. The World Health Organization has declared antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the top 10 global public…
The College has announced its programme of events between now and Spring 2023, with twenty CPD webinars anticipated as well as study days and conferences in all four nations of the UK. Study days and conferences In its first year,…
The College will be the headline education partner for the Clinical Excellence Theatre at Dentistry Show London 2022, hosting nine seminars in three CPD theatres over the two-day conference. CGDent speakers: top row: Jalpesh Patel, Kevin Lewis, Jason Wong, Wendy…
CGDent recorded webinar, Thursday 16 March 2023 Developed in conjunction with the Association of Dental Implantology, the Mentoring in Implant Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines were published by the College in 2022. The guidelines describe the nature of mentoring which should be…
CGDent recorded webinar, Wednesday 7 December 2022 This lunch and learn webinar is the third in the College’s Research and Critical Appraisal of Evidence series of webinars. This third CGDent webinar outlines the main elements and key stages of meta-analysis…