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

Mike Lloyd Hughes and Karun Dewan

Friday 25 November 2022, Stride Dental Academy, Bangor

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

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

Dentist members practising in the UK are reminded that Saturday 28 January 2023 is the deadline to submit your annual CPD statement detailing professional development activity undertaken between 1 January and 31 December 2022.

Delegates at the CGDent Scotland Study Day, December 2021

The General Dental Council requires dentists to complete a minimum of 100 hours of verifiable CPD every five years, including at least 10 hours during any two-year period, and to submit an annual CPD statement whether or not you have undertaken any CPD in the preceding 12 months.

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. Over 25 webinars have been hosted to date, ranging from Practice ownership: an introduction, How to get the best from your career in dentistry and Treatment planning for carious primary and permanent molars, to Duty of candour: the legal and regulatory risk, Social inequalities: the impact on dental study applications and Sustainability in dentistry and healthcare.

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.

Study Days

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

Friday-Saturday 14-15 October 2022, Belfast

Friday 2 December 2022, Glasgow

Friday-Saturday 24-25 March 2023, London

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

Third party resources

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

Education partnership with Dentistry Show London

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 Thompson; bottom row: Tim Newton, Jacqui Elsden, Pynadath George, Abhi Pal

The College will be welcoming members and non-members alike to its sessions, with eight experts in their fields sharing their knowledge and giving advice on an array of subjects encompassing clinical dentistry, professionalism and career support:

  • Introduction to facial aesthetics and the current educational pathways
  • Duty of Candour: the legal and regulatory risk
  • Professionalism – a medico-legal perspective
  • Creating a positive patient safety culture in dentistry
  • Antimicrobial prescribing in dentistry
  • Mental health wellness in dentistry
  • Supporting staff through menopause (co-hosted with the BADN)
  • Mentoring in implant dentistry: good practice guidelines
  • Record-keeping in the real world of general dental practice

College representatives will also be available throughout the conference at Stand F58 to talk to delegates about the College, its vision for the profession and the benefits of membership, and to answer questions.

Conference registration is free, and delegates will have access to over 100 seminars in all across 6 lecture theatres, as well as over 180 exhibiting suppliers, and the opportunity to network with thousands of dentists, practice managers, hygienists and therapists, dental nurses, technicians and laboratory owners.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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CGDent-Quintessence International Conference – 24-25 March 2023

Friday 24 – Saturday 25 March 2023, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London, UK

We are proud to partner with Quintessence Publishing to host a major international conference 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 the UK to offer a unique dental conference that encompasses all aspects of the patient experience through a multidisciplinary, holistic approach.

Addressing areas from implantology to endodontics, this conference will benefit everyone within your practice, helping you to deliver the most up-to-date and effective procedures and patient outcomes. 

Conference fees

CGDent members receive a discount on the standard fee. This can’t be used in conjunction with the early bird discount.

  • Full Member & Fellow discount 40% off standard fee
  • Associate & Affiliate Member discount 20% off standard fee

To get your CGDent member discount code, ensure you are logged in to the website and click the button below.

Early bird discount until Monday 31 October 2022

Two-day conference fee

Early bird discount
(31 Oct 2022)
Full Members & FellowsAffiliate & Associate Members
Dentist£550 £700£420 £700£560 £700
Dental Team £350 £500£300 £500£400 £500
Student£350 £500

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.

Speakers

Prof Dr Avijit Banerjee FCGDent
United Kingdom

Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry at King’s College London, and Chair of the CGDent Career Pathways Programme Board

Dr Krzysztof Chmielewski
Poland

Specialist in implantology and aesthetic dentistry

ZTM Vincent Fehmer
Switzerland

Dental Technician, Geneva; Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry

Dr Guillaume Jouanny
France

Endodontist, and Clinical Instructor at the University of Paris Descartes

Dr Bertrand Khayat
France
Endodontist and author of Microsurgical Endodontics

Dr Stefen Koubi
France
Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Marseille University

Dr Amit Patel FCGDent
United Kingdom
Associate Specialist in Periodontics and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham Dental School

Dr Shanon Patel
United Kingdom

Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer in Endodontics, King’s College London

Prof Dr Bjarni Pjetursson
Iceland
Professor and Chairman, Department of Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Iceland; Titular Professor, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, University of Geneva

Dr Ana Poveda
United Kingdom

Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine, University of Birmingham Dental School

Dr Tif Qureshi
United Kingdom
Founder and Clinical Director of IAS Academy; special interest in orthodontics and minimally invasive dentistry

Prof Dr Irena Sailer
Switzerland

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
Germany

Specialist in orthodontics, Cologne; past President of the German Board of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopedics

Dr Wendy Thompson FCGDent
United Kingdom

Chair of the FDI-World Dental Federation working group on antibiotics; CGDent lead on antimicrobial stewardship

Dr Ulrike Uhlmann
Germany

Dentist with a special interest in paediatric dentistry, Leipzig; author of Dentistry for Kids: Rethinking Your Daily Practice

Dr Istvan Urban
Hungary

Lecturer in implant dentistry, Loma Linda University, California; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan

Dr Otto Zuhr
Germany
Specialist in periodontology, Munich; Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Conference programme

Full details of the conference programme will be posted shortly – please check this page again.

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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Mentoring in implant dentistry – 16 March 2023

Live webinar, Thursday 16 March 2023, 7pm

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 undertaken in order to safely carry out implant dentistry following completion of an appropriate training course.

This webinar will help both mentors and mentees in Implant Dentistry understand what the new guidelines are and why they were developed, and it will provide an insight into what is expected from each other during the mentoring process.

GDC development outcomes: B, D

CPD approx. 1.5 hours

The webinar is free to view live for all dental professionals.

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPDCGDent members and ProDental subscribers will have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim 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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Supporting staff through menopause – 16 February 2023

Live webinar, Thursday 16 February 2023, 7pm

In the first half of 2022, the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) published a menopause policy and advice outlining the challenges faced by menopausal women in the workplace, with suggestions for how employers can support menopausal employees. 

In the UK, 99% of dental nurses, 96% of orthodontic therapists, 94% of dental hygienists,  92% of dental therapists, 52% of dentists and 27% of dental technicians are female – 78% of the regulated dental profession as a whole.

This webinar will explore the BADN’s recent menopause policy and consider the ways menopausal staff can be supported in the workplace.

Speaker:

  • Jacqui Elsden, BADN President 2022

GDC development outcomes: B, D

CPD approx 1.5 hours

This webinar is free to view live for all dental professionals.

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPDCGDent members and ProDental subscribers will have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim 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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Complaints handling: a step-by-step approach – 7 February 2023

Live webinar, Tuesday 7 February 2023, 7pm

Through a step-by-step approach, we’ll examine how to handle complaints successfully.

Speaker:

  • George Wright, Senior Dental Educator and Dentolegal Consultant, Dental Protection Chief Examiner, Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine

CPD approx 1.5 hours

This webinar is free to view live for all dental professionals.

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPDCGDent members and ProDental subscribers will have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim 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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Dental care for patients with diabetes – 26 January 2023

Live webinar, Thursday 26 January 2022, 7pm

In this webinar hosted with the Office of Chief Dental Officer England (OCDO), we explore the impact of diabetes on a patient’s oral health and examine the best dental care for patients suffering from diabetes.

Speaker:

  • Professor Iain Chapple, Professor of Periodontology and Director of Research Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham

CPD approx 1.5 hours

This webinar is free to view live for all dental professionals.

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPDCGDent members and ProDental subscribers will have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim 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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