Publication of qualifications on the Member Register

The College’s online Member Register, a public record of each current member’s membership number and grade, now has the additional facility to advertise members’ qualifications.

The new functionality has been developed following interest from members, who can now proudly display their educational and career achievements alongside their membership of the College.

Permitted inclusions are those postgraduate qualifications and professional accomplishments which contribute to eligibility for the individual’s grade of membership. Associate Fellows not yet qualifying for Fellowship may also display awards which are recognised in the criteria for individual Fellowship domains.

To have their qualifications displayed, members will need to follow the instructions below to upload them to their online account. Members who have previously uploaded their qualifications and awards for the purpose of providing evidence of eligibility for Full Membership, Associate Fellowship or Fellowship should note that these will not have been automatically added to the Member Register by the College unless they have joined or upgraded since December 2023. These members should also follow the instructions below, bypassing the third step.

Once validated by the College, details of qualifications and awards will then be displayed on the individual’s record. There is no charge for this service.

Members can link their personal record to their practice website or LinkedIn profile in order to demonstrate their professional standing, educational achievements and commitment to high standards.

Associate Members and Affiliate Members also appear on the Member Register but are not eligible to add postgraduate qualifications to their published entry. However, Associate Members may upload their postgraduate qualifications to their online account, and the College will be pleased to advise whether their qualifications provide, or contribute towards, eligibility for Full Membership, Associate Fellowship or Fellowship.

How to add your eligible qualifications to the Member Register

1. Sign in to your account using the email address you have registered with the College.

If you need to use the ‘Forgot Password’ option, please check your junk/spam folder in case the password reset email is directed there

2. Click Evidence & qualifications

3. Click Add new record and fill in the details of your qualification or award. You will also need to upload the certificate or document in PDF format or an image of it as a JPEG file (in either case this must be under 3MB in size).

4. Click Save, and once you have added all your qualifications and awards in the same manner, tick the two confirmation boxes and click Submit.

Publication of your qualifications and/or awards will take place after validation by the College.

Qualifications permitted on the Member Register

The following awards are currently permitted on the Member Register:

All Full Members, Associate Fellows and Fellows
  • MJDF
  • MFDS
  • MFGDP(UK)
  • Diploma in General Dental Practice
  • Postgraduate Certificate(s) in a relevant subject
Associate Fellows and Fellows only
  • Accredited Full Membership of the British Association for Cosmetic Dentistry
  • CGDent Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics
  • Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies
  • Fellowship of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellowship of the International College of Dentists
  • FGDP(UK) Diploma in Implant Dentistry
  • FGDP(UK) Diploma in Minor Oral Surgery
  • FGDP(UK) Diploma in Orthodontics
  • FGDP(UK) Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery
  • FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry
  • Law degree or LLM
  • Master’s level qualification(s) in a relevant subject
  • Membership in Advanced General Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Membership in General Dental Surgery
  • Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • MPhil or PhD in a relevant subject
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in a relevant legal subject
  • Postgraduate Diploma or Masters in a leadership and/or management subject
  • Postgraduate Diploma(s) in a relevant subject
  • RCS(Ed) Diploma in Implant Dentistry
  • Specialty Membership of a Royal College or Royal College faculty
Fellows only
  • Board Certification by the American Board of General Dentistry
  • Fellowship of the College of Dentistry of South Africa
  • Fellowship or Honorary Fellowship of the former Faculty of General Dental Practice UK
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow or its Faculty of Dental Surgery
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland or its Faculty of Dentistry
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh or its Faculty of Dental Surgery
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England or its Faculty of Dental Surgery
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons

Please note that to be accepted, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas and Master’s-level qualifications must be university-awarded or equivalent credentials at Level 7 as defined in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (equivalent to Level 11 in Scotland).

They must also provide, respectively, 60, 120 and 180 UK credits or their international equivalent – 60 UK credits is the equivalent to 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits or typically 15 US credits.

Awards from recognised UK higher education institutions and those of other member states of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) are recognised by default, however those submitting qualifications awarded by an institution outside of the EHEA will also be asked to provide a Statement of Comparability, which can be obtained from the UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills (UK ENIC, formerly UK NARIC).

The list of eligible awards may change from time to time as eligibility criteria for College membership grades are reviewed. College Fellowships in Dental Nursing, Dental Hygiene & Therapy and Dental Technology are currently being developed, and awards contributing to eligibility for these will be added to the list once determined.

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Certificates of Membership now available for download

College members can now download a copy of their Certificate of Membership from their online account.

The Certificate of Membership is available as a PDF for Student Members, Affiliate Members, Associate Members, Full Members, Associate Fellows and Fellows to save, print and display.

The certificate includes the member’s membership number and grade of membership as well as the expiry date of their current annual membership term. It will update automatically after their next renewal payment has been successfully processed, and the updated certificate showing their new term of membership can then be downloaded.

To download your Certificate of Membership:

  1. Sign in to your online account at https://cgdent.uk using the email address you have registered with the College
    • If you need to use the ‘Forgot Password’ option, please check your junk/spam folder in case the password reset email is directed there
  2. Go to the Membership tab, follow the drop-down menu to My account and click on My dashboard

College Fellows should note that their annual membership certificate is separate from their Fellowship certificate, which they should have received by post (unless they joined or upgraded very recently).

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Shamir Mehta, Subir Banerji and Jason Leitch to lead study day

The College has announced Professor Shamir Mehta FCGDent, Dr Subir Banerji FCGDent and Professor Jason Leitch CBE FFGDP(UK)(Hon.) FCGDent as the speakers at its annual study day in Glasgow.

l-r: Professor Shamir Mehta FCGDent, Dr Subir Banerji FCGDent and Professor Jason Leitch CBE FFGDP(UK)(Hon.) FCGDent

Professor Mehta and Dr Banerji will deliver a series of lectures entitled Wearabouts – the how, what, wear and why of managing tooth wear in general dental practice, which will present the current evidence on tooth wear, provide a guide to managing tooth wear in general dental practice, and illustrate the clinical techniques applied in the rehabilitation of the worn dentition.

Professor Leitch will then deliver the annual Caldwell Memorial Lecture on Recovering from a Pandemic: NHS Scotland’s legacy post-COVID.

Shamir Mehta is a Professor and Course Lead for the MSc in Restorative Dentistry at the College of Medicine and Dentistry and Ulster University, Senior Clinical Teacher and Director of the MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry at King’s College London, and Visiting Professor and PhD supervisor at Radboud University, where he is part of the Radboud Tooth Wear Project. He has published papers, written book chapters and co-authored/co-edited textbooks on tooth wear and aesthetic dentistry, and is a member of the European Expert Consensus Panel on Severe Tooth Wear. In addition to his BDS, he holds a BSc, a Master’s in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics and a PhD, as well as the Diploma of Fellowship of the former Faculty of General Dental Practice and Fellowships of the International College of Dentists, College of General Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Faculty of Dental Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is also a partner in two dental practices in Harrow, Senior Clinical Dental Advisor to the GDC on Fitness to Practise, and chaired the Careers Pathways Reference Group which guided the development of the College of General Dentistry’s Professional Framework for Career Pathways in Dentistry.

Subir Banerji is the Programme Director of the MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry and a PhD supervisor at King’s College London, co-author of books including Practical Procedures in the Management of Tooth Wear and Practical Procedures in Aesthetic Dentistry, and an Associate Professor in Prosthodontics at Melbourne Dental School. A general dental practitioner in the same private dental practice in Ealing which he joined after graduating from Newcastle Dental School in 1987, he is particularly interested in restorative, aesthetic, prosthodontic and implant dentistry, and has over 20 years’ experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate dentists both nationally and internationally. He has completed both a Master’s in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics and a PhD from King’s College London, and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, College of General Dentistry and the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is an advisor to the General Dental Council, on the editorial board of the Academy of Dental Excellence, director of his own postgraduate educational academy, and Head of Continuing Medical Education at i2i Telesolutions Pvt Ltd. In 2022 he was elected to the CGDent Council to represent members in Central London.

Professor Mehta and Dr Banerji also guest-edited the well-received most recent issue of the College’s Primary Dental Journal, Aesthetic Dentistry – Part One, with the much anticipated Part Two due to be distributed to College members at the end of September.

Jason Leitch is the National Clinical Director for Scotland, and became a popular and well-known figure to broadcast media audiences throughout the UK for the clarity of his communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. After graduating from Glasgow Dental School in 1991, he undertook training posts prior to becoming a clinical lecturer in oral surgery and sedation and honorary consultant in oral surgery. In 2005 he became the first dental professional to be awarded a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellowship to study at Harvard, where he later completed a Master’s in Public Health, and in 2004 he completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow. He has worked for the Scottish Government since 2007, with previous roles including National Clinical Lead for Safety and Improvement and National Clinical Lead for Quality. An Honorary Professor at both Dundee and Strathclyde universities, he is also a member of the US National Academy of Medicine, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, and a Fellow of the College of General Dentistry, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Higher Education Academy. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the former Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) in 2020, and is a CGDent Ambassador, a non-executive board member of the MDDUS and a past Chair of both the GDC Conduct Committee and GDC Health Committee. He was awarded a CBE in 2019.

The annual study day, organised by CGDent Scotland, takes place at Glasgow Science Centre on the first Friday in December – 1 December this year – and includes six hours of CPD. Finishing with a drinks reception, the day is attended by up to 400 dental professionals from across Scotland and the wider UK, and for its many regular attendees also marks the start of the festive social season.

The Caldwell Memorial Lecture, delivered annually at the end of the study day, is held in memory of Robert Craig Caldwell, who graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1950 and became a much-loved Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, before he died of leukaemia at the age of just 44.

The study day is open to all dental professionals, and can be attended in person or virtually.

Fee discounts are available to College members as follows: College dentist members can buy their tickets for just £149 until 9pm on Thursday 31 August, and £249 thereafter, compared to the full rate for non-member dentists of £349. The concessionary rate for dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental nurses, practice managers, Foundation Dentists and retired practitioners is £149, but for College members in these categories it is just £129.

Breakfast, a three-course lunch, refreshments throughout the day and evening drinks are all included in the attendance fee, and there is an accompanying trade exhibition to visit.

Other discounts to the full rate are available to recent graduates, members of the CGDent Scotland study group and members of the Glasgow Odontological Society. Year 5 dental students at the University of Glasgow and University of Dundee will also be hosted.

The event is supported by Scottish Dental Care, Martin Aitken, Nexus Dental Laboratory, Real Good Dental, Strictly Confidental, Bryant Dental, Clyde Munro, Coltene, the DDU, GC UK, Haleon, IWT, Kerr, MDDUS, Orascoptic, NHS National Services Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, Septodont, WEL Medical and Wright’s.

For further information, visit our events pages.

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BSRD spring meeting 2023

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. IF YOU HAVE BOOKED A TICKET TO THIS EVENT, THE BSRD WILL CONTACT YOU SHORTLY. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION**

Thursday 18 May & Friday 19 May 2023, RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey

Biomimetics…..bio sustainability?

The British Society for Restorative Dentistry’s Spring Meeting, will examine a range of topics related to Biomimetics in dentistry, delivered by an array of speakers from across the dental profession.

Speakers & topics:

  • Maarten de Beer – Biomimetic Dentistry: Unravelling the Hype; IDS & DME: Creating the Biobase; Lifehacks in Dentistry
  • Erik-Jan Muts – White spots: the Infiltration Concept; Direct and Indirect Posterior Restorations
  • Pedja Pavlovic – Perio and Implants: Marriage Made in Heaven or Hell?
  • Robert Stone – Reflecting on 20 Years of Biomimetics in Practice. Biomimetics and Microscopy Practice
  • Eoin O’Sullivan – Can Digital Workflows Facilitate Biomimetic Dentistry?

Early bird offer ends 31 March

COLLEGE MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE EVENT FOR THE SAME DISCOUNTED FEE AS BSRD MEMBERS

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Dental Protection discount extended to nurses, hygienists, therapists and technicians

Dental Protection’s ‘CGDent Scheme’, under which members of the College of General Dentistry receive a discount on their Dental Protection subscription fees, is now available to dental nurses, dental hygienists, dental therapists, orthodontic therapists, dental technicians and clinical dental technicians.

The arrangement has been available to dentists since the launch of a partnership between the two organisations in 2020.

Membership of the College is open to all registered dental professionals, and in line with the College’s vision to support the whole dental team, the partnership with Dental Protection has now been extended to College members in all registrant categories. Those holding a Postgraduate Certificate (or higher-level qualification) in a relevant subject are eligible for Full Membership and can qualify for a 5% reduction on their indemnity fee, and those admitted to Fellowship benefit from an 8% discount.

To take advantage of the reduced fees, College members should contact Dental Protection. Existing Dental Protection members should call 0800 561 9000 to get their relevant discount applied, and those who are not yet Dental Protection members should visit www.dentalprotection.org/uk to join. The discount will need to be requested each year at renewal to allow for verification of continued eligibility.

Dental Protection members who are not yet members of the College should visit here

Study programme 2022-23: events in all four nations, and webinars for all

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 hosted major study days in Birmingham, Gateshead and Glasgow, and four more, including an international conference, will take place throughout the UK over the next six months:

Masterclass on aesthetic and restorative dentistry with Dr Walter Devoto

Friday/Saturday 14-15 October, Waterfront Hall, Belfast

Justin Durham on TMD, Finlay Sutton on prosthodontics, and The Caldwell Memorial Lecture delivered by Prof Jeremy Bagg on volunteering opportunities in dentistry

Friday 2 December 2022, Glasgow Science Centre

Mike Lloyd Hughes and Karun Dewan

Friday 17 February 2023, Stride Dental Academy, Bangor

Avijit Banerjee, Krzysztof Chmielewski, Vincent Fehmer, Guillaume Jouanny, Bertrand Khayat, Stefen Koubi, Amit Patel, Shanon Patel, Bjarni Pjetursson, Ana Poveda, Tif Qureshi, Irena Sailer, Werner Schupp, Wendy Thompson, Ulrike Uhlmann, Istvan Urban and Otto Zuhr

Friday/Saturday 24-25 March 2023, QEII Centre, London

All these events are open for registration via our events page, with significant discounts offered to College members.

The College is also hosting nine CPD sessions at Dentistry Show London on Friday/Saturday 7-8 October 2022, which are free to all.

CPD webinars

The College has hosted over 25 live webinars to date, and upcoming events include:

Kaushik Paul; Tuesday 4 October 2022, 7pm

Jashme Patel; Thursday 6 October 2022, 7pm

Pat Langley; Tuesday 11 October 2022, 7pm

Preetee Hylton, Alison Gregory; Tuesday 1 November 2022, 7pm

Derek Richards, Mark-Steven Howe; Wednesday 2 November 2022, 1pm

Mick Horton, Tuesday 15 November 2022, 7pm

Fiona Ellwood, Thursday 17 November 2022, 7pm

Derek Richards, Mark-Steven Howe; Wednesday 7 December 2022, 1pm

Abhi Pal; Monday 12 December 2022, 7pm

Jason Wong; Tuesday 10 January 2023, 7pm

Ross Hobson, Tuesday 17 January 2023 (7pm tbc)

Ross Hobson, Tuesday 24 January 2023 (7pm tbc)

Iain Chapple; Thursday 26 January 2023, 7pm

Ross Hobson, Tuesday 31 January 2023 (7pm tbc)

George Wright; Tuesday 7 February 2023, 7pm

Jacqui Elsden; Thursday 16 February 2023, 7pm

Abhi Pal, Pynadath George; Thursday 16 March 2023, 7pm

Dates for a series of webinars on Restorative and aesthetic dentistry, once confirmed, will also be published on our events page

All dental professionals are able to watch our webinars live. CPD certificates and on-demand access to the recordings are provided free of charge to College members, and are available to non-members on a chargeable basis.

College members can also access an online library of 1,000 hours of GDC-compliant e-learning, and an online personal development planning tool to identify and log areas for future learning tailored to their job role and aspirations.

Postgraduate qualifications

The College is also currently accepting expressions of interest for the next cohorts of its Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics, Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics and Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry

College to host major international conference with Quintessence Publishing

Registration has opened for a major international dental conference to be hosted in the UK next year. Taking place in London and co-hosted by the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and Quintessence Publishing, all dental professionals are eligible to attend, with significant discounts for College members.

The conference, which will take place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre on Friday and Saturday 24-25 March 2023, is on the theme of Excellence for the dental team.

Some of the biggest names in the international dental community will join forces with experts from across the UK to offer a unique dental conference at London’s largest dedicated conference and exhibition space, right in the historic heart of the city next to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

Encompassing areas from implantology to endodontics, the conference will support the whole dental team to deliver the most up-to-date and effective procedures and patient outcomes, with 17 speakers confirmed to date:

  • Prof Dr Avijit Banerjee FCGDent, Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry at King’s College London, and Chair of the CGDent Career Pathways Programme Board
  • Dr Krzysztof Chmielewski, Specialist in implantology and aesthetic dentistry, Gdansk
  • ZTM Vincent Fehmer, Dental Technician, Geneva; Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Dr Guillaume Jouanny, Endodontist, and Clinical Instructor at the University of Paris Descartes
  • Dr Bertrand Khayat, Endodontist and author of Microsurgical Endodontics
  • Dr Stefen Koubi, Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Marseille University
  • Dr Amit Patel FCGDent, Associate Specialist in Periodontics and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham Dental School
  • Dr Shanon Patel, Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer in Endodontics, King’s College London
  • Prof Dr Bjarni Pjetursson, Professor and Chairman, Department of Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Iceland; Titular Professor, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, University of Geneva
  • Dr Ana Poveda, Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine, University of Birmingham Dental School
  • Dr Tif Qureshi, Founder and Clinical Director of IAS Academy; special interest in orthodontics and minimally invasive dentistry
  • Prof Dr Irena Sailer, Chair, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, University of Geneva; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr Werner Schupp, Specialist in orthodontics, Cologne; past President of the German Board of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopedics
  • Dr Wendy Thompson FCGDent, Chair of the FDI-World Dental Federation working group on antibiotics; CGDent lead on antimicrobial stewardship
  • Dr Ulrike Uhlmann, Dentist with a special interest in paediatric dentistry, Leipzig; author of Dentistry for Kids: Rethinking Your Daily Practice
  • Dr Istvan Urban, Lecturer in implant dentistry, Loma Linda University, California; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan
  • Dr Otto Zuhr, Specialist in periodontology, Munich; Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Further speakers, and a complete conference schedule, will be announced shortly.

Tickets for the two-day event are now available, with reduced rates for dental hygienists, therapists, nurses, technicians and students. Discounts of up to 40% are available to College members, including any who join immediately prior to booking, until the conference is sold out. Non-member delegates in all categories receive £150 off their applicable rate if they book by 31 October 2022.

Delegates will soon also be able to book onto a drinks reception and formal dinner with the speakers, fellow College members and other participants on the Friday evening.

Quintessence Publishing provides the latest scientific and clinical information to meet the needs of the whole dental profession. Renowned for the clarity of its writing and illustration, and for the quality of its congresses and symposia, it operates in 21 countries, and has published 61 professional journals and 1,500 book titles by more than 3,000 authors and in over 15 languages.

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CPD submission reminder

Colleagues are reminded that Sunday 28 August 2022 is the deadline for all dental professionals other than dentists to submit an annual CPD statement detailing professional development activity undertaken between and 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022.

Delegates at the CGDent Scotland Study Day, December 2021

The GDC requires dental therapists, dental hygienists, orthodontic therapists and clinical dental technicians to complete a minimum of 75 hours of verifiable CPD every five years, and dental nurses and dental technicians a minimum of 50 hours.

All dental professionals need to complete at least 10 hours of verifiable CPD during any two-year period, and must submit an annual CPD statement whether or not they have undertaken any CPD in the preceding 12 months.

The next submission deadline for dentists is 28 January 2023, covering education undertaken during 2022.

The College offers members access to a wide range of CPD opportunities:

CPD library

Free, on-demand access to a library of around 1000 hours of certified, GDC-compliant CPD. To access the content, log in to www.prodentalcpd.com using the details sent to you following your transfer/entry into College membership.

Live webinars

Live, College-hosted webinars covering a wide range of subjects are available free to members every month, powered by ProDental. Recent subjects include practice ownership, managing traumatic dental injuries, sustainability in dentistry, leadership, professionalism and how to get the best from your career.

Members also have free access to all of ProDental’s weekly live webinars.

And if you miss a live webinar, you’ll find it in the online library within around 24 hours.

Details of all recent and upcoming webinars can be found here

Study Days

Members receive heavily discounted attendance fees for study days and events. The following are currently scheduled:

Details of all recent and upcoming study days and events can be found here

Courses

The courses for the College’s educational qualifications provide significant numbers of CPD hours. The following are currently offered:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics
  • Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics

Stay up-to-date with news about our webinars, study days and educational programmes by ensuring you are signed up to the College’s monthly newsletter here

Third party resources

The College also recommends the following online resources developed by third parties, each of which offers free CPD:

New PDJ online: The general issue – part 1

The new edition of the Primary Dental Journal, The General Issue – part 1, is now online.

In contrast to themed editions of Primary Dental Journal that focus on one specific topic of interest to the primary dental care team, the General Issue features articles on a diverse range of pertinent and relevant subjects to readers. Due to the number of high quality papers submitted this year, we have split the issue into two editions, with Part 2 of the General Issue published in Summer 2022.

The General Issue Part 1 includes articles on the interrelationship between arthritis and oral and dental health, insights into the RAF Deployed Readiness Preparation Team in the UK, the impact of COVID-19 on our understanding of the management of deep caries, and how social media and smartphone tech can empower patients to take control of their own oral health. A full list of papers is below.

CGDent members and PDJ subscribers can access the new issue by visiting: https://cgdent.uk/primary-dental-journal-archive (Members will need to be logged into the CGDent website).

General Issue Part 1 papers:

  • Transformation of preclinical education with a digital platform using progressive learning modules on denture teeth arrangement by Ilser Turkyilmaz, Gregory Neil Wilkins, William Friere Skiba
  • Arthritis and dentistry by Rozana Valiji Bharmal, Matthew Chia
  • Debonding of cast metal-based cantilever and fixed-fixed resin-retained bridgework: A review of the literature by Katharine Dunn, Marcio Alejandro Umanzor Funez, Adrian Pace-Balzan
  • Retrospective audit of midazolam dose and intravenous sedation record keeping in a primary care oral surgery service by Jonathan Liew, Michael Winston
  • The role of the Royal Air Force Deployed Readiness Preparation Team in the UK by Penelope Green
  • Oral cancer diagnosis amid COVID-19 pandemic: Identifying tell-tale signs to avoid pitfalls in general dental practice by Neda Jajeh, Jonathan Liew, Sajid Sainuddin, Helen Petersen
  • Should new operating procedures arising from COVID-19 make us re-think our management of deep caries? by Luciana Melo, Igor R. Blum, Richard M. Foxton
  • Darwinian Dentistry? Social media, smartphones and selfie sticks by Roshni Ruparelia, Martin G.D. Kelleher, Lakhandeep S. Dhanda

As well as the current issue of Primary Dental Journal, CGDent members have free access to the PDJ archive, a rich resource containing over 1,300 informative articles on topics of ongoing relevance to general dental care.

Featuring clinical articles, editorials and updates from the College, the Primary Dental Journal is widely recognised as a leading resource for GDPs and DCPs working in primary care. CGDent membership includes free access to the PDJ, both online and in print – find out more about becoming a member.

CGDent members and PDJ subscribers should expect their printed copies to arrive in the next 2-3 weeks.

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NHS Infection prevention and control conference 2022

Infection Prevention and ControlLearning from Covid-19 & AMR

26 & 27 April 2022, National Conference Centre, Birmingham

This year, the NHS Infection Prevention and Control Conference takes place over two days and explored the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and the important issues of antimicrobial resistance and Gram-Negative bloodstream infections.

Topics examined during the conference included outbreak management, improving hand hygiene (and auditing procedures), and decontamination/cleaning protocols. Speakers discussed the theme of infection prevention, review current control standards and celebrate best practice.

The accompanying exhibition will showcase the latest innovation and technology available globally.

For further details of the programme, visit https://www.infectionpreventioncontrol.net/conference-programme/

For a full list of invited speakers, go to https://www.infectionpreventioncontrol.net/speakers/

Aimed at all healthcare professionals, delegates can choose to attend either or both days.

Healthcare professionals working for the NHS, can register for a fully funded conference place here: https://www.infectionpreventioncontrol.net/tickets/

Fully funded places for CGDent members

CGDent members also qualified for access to a limited number of fully funded places, whether working in NHS or private practice.

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