The PDJ Archive: a rich resource for members, with over 1,300 articles

The Primary Dental Journal Archive is now up and running, with access for CGDent members fully established.

The Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) is the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed journal, and with its unique dedication to general dental practice, is widely recognised as a leading resource for all dental professionals working in primary care.

Three themed issues in each annual volume explore topics of interest and relevance to the primary care dental team, led by an invited Guest Editor who is a renowned expert in the field, with one ‘general issue’ per volume covering a wide range of topics.

Published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice until its transfer into the College earlier this year, PDJ was first issued in October 2012, and was preceded by Primary Dental Care.

As well as receiving quarterly printed copies of the latest issues of PDJ, College members now have exclusive online access not only to the full articles in the current issue, but to all past PDJ content and all Primary Dental Care content published this century, a rich resource of over 1,300 articles spanning 23 volumes and 88 issues.

Curated by our publishing partner, SAGE Publishing, the PDJ Archive is an invaluable research tool, offering a wide array of clinical papers of ongoing relevance to general dental care, as well as articles covering a range of professional topics which continue to be discussed and debated.

It offers members access to content which they may not have received in print at the point of publication, and for those who were longstanding members of the FGDP and may prefer to consult their library of print issues, the online search functionality will enable them to quickly identify where to find particular articles.

To access to the PDJ Archive, members should visit https://cgdent.uk/primary-dental-journal-archive

Members may be interested to note that the College is now co-producing a series of webinars that examine topics covered in recent and imminent issues of PDJ. These are free to view live, with CGDent members also offered a free CPD certificate and free on-demand access to the recordings. Visit our events page for a list of upcoming live webinars and to access recent webinar recordings.

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New PDJ online now: Urgent dental care and COVID-19

The latest issue of the Primary Dental Journal, Urgent dental care and COVID-19, is now online. In it, we reflect on dentistry’s response to a global healthcare challenge, with articles from colleagues around the world.

The following articles are free to view for all dental professionals by visiting https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/prda/current:

  • Urgent dental care and oral health under the clouds of COVID-19 (Igor R Blum) (Editorial)
  • Urgent dental care and COVID-19 (Wendy Thompson) (Guest Editorial)
  • COVID-19 lockdown and recovery: a dental public health perspective from Lancashire and South Cumbria (Ross Keat)
  • COVID-19 Pandemic: The Urgent Dental Hub experience from a primary care perspective (Zohaib Khwaja, Awais Ali, Manraj Rai)


Members of the College of General Dentistry can unlock all articles by visiting https://cgdent.uk/primary-dental-journal-member-only. You will need to be logged in to the CGDent website.

Member-only content includes:

  • President’s update (Abhi Pal)
  • College news & events
  • Research abstracts: Urgent dental care and COVID-19 (Ario Santini)
  • Dentists deployed: an insider’s perspective of life on the NHS front line (Harriet E Powell)
  • Provision of dental care by public health dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta, Canada (Heidi Rabie, Rafael Figueiredo)
  • Understanding behaviour change to promote regular dental attendance (Jessica Holloway)
  • Dental Emergencies: Perceived impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of dental teams in the UK (Fiona Ellwood)
  • Delivering urgent oral healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa: supporting sustainable local development (Rachael England, Andrew Paterson, Adam Jones)
  • Primary care research: views of a dental team on their experiences of a primary care study (Reem Al-Nashi Elia, Javed Ikram, Tim Clayton, Victor Chow, Emily Aldred, Kim Pilotille, Nichola Stones, Zhain Mustufvi)


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

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Leadership in dentistry

Tuesday 11 January 2022, 7pm, webinar recording available

This webinar is part of our ‘PDJ Live’ series, which examines topics covered in contemporary issues of the Primary Dental Journal, the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed member journal for the whole dental team. It is one of three events which convene a range of voices from across the profession, including some of the authors, to explore the subjects of the papers in the June 2021 issue on leadership and professionalism.

We explore some of the myths about leadership and understand the importance of leadership in dentistry. We also examine the skills that all good leaders should have and how to gain and improve them.

Chair:

Mick Horton, former Dean FGDP(UK)

Speakers:

  • Janet Clarke MBE, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the College of General Dentistry / Chair of Community Dental Services CIC / a Trustee of the Oral Health Foundation
  • Eddie Crouch, Chair of the British Dental Association’s Principal Executive Committee
  • John Milne, Senior National Professional Advisor, Dentistry, CQC
  • Jason Wong MBE, Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England
  • Daljit Dhariwal, President designate of British Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons / Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers can claim CPD hours for free and have access to the recording after the event.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

This webinar is part of the new partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Professionalism in dentistry

Monday 6 December 2021, 7pm, webinar recording available.

This webinar is part of our ‘PDJ Live’ series, which examines topics covered in contemporary issues of the Primary Dental Journal, the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed member journal for the whole dental team. It is one of three events which convene a range of voices from across the profession, including some of the authors, to explore the subjects of the papers in the June 2021 issue on leadership and professionalism.

Inspired by the article Professionalism – a medico-legal perspective, this webinar provides an overview of professionalism in a healthcare context, and explores some of the characteristics that different parties would associate with it. We examine the issue of professionalism in relation to dental colleagues, and how it impacts upon the range of medico-legal challenges they might face. And we ask whether a mismatch of perspectives, and the relative importance that each party attaches to different aspects of professionalism, can often sit at the heart of complaints and litigation, and whether traditional professional values and behaviours are still relevant in a modern healthcare environment that is increasingly digital, consumerist and competitive.

CGDent members interested in reading the article ahead of watching the webinar will find it on page 51 of their print copy, or can read it online by logging in to the CGDent website, visiting https://cgdent.uk/primary-dental-journal-member-only/ and following the links to the June issue. Non-members can rent or purchase the article via the title link above, or can take out an annual subscription to the PDJ.

Chair:

Mick Horton, Guest Editor of the June 2021 issue of the Primary Dental Journal

Speakers:

  • Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry
  • Kevin Lewis, Consultant Editor of Dentistry, Trustee of the College of General Dentistry & Author of Professionalism – a medico-legal perspective
  • Louisa Sherlock, Dentist and Barrister, specialising in business and property law and clinical negligence
  • George Wright, Senior Dental Educator and Dento-Legal Consultant
  • Nishma Sharma, Clinical Advisor to NHS England and Clinical Leadership Manager for the Office of the Chief Dental Officer for England
  • Keerut Oberai, General Dental Practitioner, currently completing a Master’s in Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College London

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers can claim CPD hours for free and have access to the recording after the event.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

This webinar is a co-production of the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Notice to members and subscribers in European Union countries

Print issues of the Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) being sent to members subscribers in European Union (EU) countries are now subject to import VAT at the domestic rate of the country in which you are located.

This is a result of recent EU legislation on cross-border e-commerce, which has removed the import VAT exemption threshold and changed the point of taxation from the supplier to the location of the consumer receiving the goods.

Our publisher, SAGE, will now be transporting your print issues of the PDJ into the EU and clearing them through customs.

CGDent will pay any VAT due, and no charge will be made to members/subscribers.

However, short term disruption is a possibility as postal services and customs authorities are reported to have had difficulty in understanding and applying the new rules.

If you receive a payment notice to release your copy of PDJ from your local postal service, do not pay it – instead, please contact membership@sagepub.co.uk for resolution/resupply.

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Women in dentistry

Monday 1 November 2021, webinar recording available

This webinar is part of our ‘PDJ Live’ series, which examines topics covered in contemporary issues of the Primary Dental Journal, the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed member journal for the whole dental team.

It is one of three events exploring the subjects of the papers in the June 2021 issue on leadership and professionalism, and convenes some of the authors, together with a range of other voices from across the profession, to discuss aspects of the theme of women in dentistry.

The issue features a paper entitled Reaching a female majority: a silent transition for dentistry in the United Kingdom, and we examine the issue of gender balance within the UK dental professions. Inspired by the article on COVID-19, leadership and gender equality: preparing for the challenges ahead, we also consider the continuing inequality of women in leadership roles and dental specialties, the challenges for women in dentistry and how to make positive change.

CGDent members interested in reading the articles ahead of the webinar will find both in their print copy of the June issue, or can read them online by logging in to the CGDent website and visiting https://cgdent.uk/primary-dental-journal-member-only/. Non-members can access the first paper via the title link above as it has been made free-to-view online. Other papers can be rented or purchased, and non-members also have the option to take out an annual subscription.

Chair:

Mick Horton, Guest Editor of the June 2021 issue of the Primary Dental Journal

Speakers:

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have access to the recording of this event, and can claim CPD hours, free of charge.  A £20 fee applies for non-members/non-subscribers.

This webinar is part of the new partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

Urgent dental care and COVID-19

Tuesday 5 October 2021, webinar recording available.

Participants take an honest look at urgent dental care (UDC) during and after the initial period of the COVID-19 pandemic. The opportunities and challenges that arose during the pandemic are examined and new models for UDC considered.

Chair:

Dr Wendy Thompson, general dental practitioner and academic

Speakers:

  • Simon Hearnshaw, Training Programme Director, Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Ian Kerr, general dental practitioner
  • Rachel England, dental hygienist
  • Jacob Lant, Head of Policy and Research, Healthwatch England
  • Dr Heidi Rabie, Chief Dentist of AHS Public Health Dental Clinics

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have access to the recording of this event, and can claim CPD hours, free of charge.  A £20 fee applies for non-members/non-subscribers.

Part of the partnership between the College and ProDental CPD, this webinar is in our PDJ Live series, which discusses issues and topics highlighted in the College’s themed, member journal, Primary Dental Journal. To receive information on further upcoming events, sign up to the CGDent newsletter.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

Dental Teams ARE Healthcare Teams: Redeployment During COVID-19

Monday 6 September 2021, webinar recording available.

Dental healthcare professionals who have been redeployed during the pandemic discuss their experiences in this webinar hosted by the College and ProDental CPD. Reviewing real life stories, the panel talk about what it was like, who did what and what was learnt? They also consider whether the experience has helped others realise that dental professionals ARE healthcare professionals.

This event is part of the ‘PDJ Live’ webinar series that explores topics covered in the Primary Dental Journal, the College’s highly-regarded, quarterly journal for the entire general dental team.

Aims:

To consider the various redeployment options that were undertaken by dental professionals during COVID-19.

Objectives:

  • Review real life stories as to what happened
  • to consider the implications for dental teams going forward – What did we learn?

Chair:

Wendy Thompson

Speakers:

  • Shaun Howe
  • Stefan Serban
  • Harriet Powell
  • Sally Eapen-Simon
  • Jason Atkinson

The recording of this webinar is available here.

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have free access to the recording and can claim CPD for free. A £20 fee applies for non-members/non-subscribers.

This webinar is part of the new partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD. To receive information on upcoming events, sign up to the CGDent newsletter.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Find out more here. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/