Domiciliary denture provision: a Clinical Dental Technician’s approach – 2 May 2023

CGDent live webinar, Tuesday 2 May 2023, 7pm

Clinical Dental Technician and Associate Member of the College, Caroline Persaud, discusses how she manages domiciliary denture provision.

Speaker:

  • Caroline Persaud, Registered Dental Technician and Clinical Dental Technician

CPD approx 1.5 hours

This webinar is hosted by the College of General Dentistry and powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD – register below.

It is free to view live for all dental professionals, and College members also have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members 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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Transitioning from analogue to digital dentistry – 18 April 2023

CGDent live webinar, Tuesday 18 April 20237pm

In this CGDent webinar, we will explore how, with knowledge, understanding and experience, analogue dentistry provides predictable treatment results through careful control of the processes employed. We will examine how important these parameters are when making the transition to digital dentistry and discuss how to action the transition successfully.

Speaker:

  • Anthony Laurie MDT FBIDST FCGI, Dental Technician & Managing Director, Dental Excellence LTD

GDC development outcomes: C

CPD approx 1.5 hours

This webinar is hosted by the College of General Dentistry and powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD – register below.

It is free to view live for all dental professionals, and College members also have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members 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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Orthodontics in general dentistry – an unknown, unknown

Specialist orthodontist Professor Ross Hobson, discusses the complexity and importance of correct assessment and diagnosis of a patient before orthodontic treatment.

Why is Orthodontics important? And why is it important to correctly assess and diagnose the malocclusion before starting out on restorative or orthodontic treatment?

Firstly, it is important to understand that tooth movement occurs throughout life as a natural phenomenon. This mainly affects the lower arch resulting in a reducing arch length, collapse of the inter-canine width and crowding of the anteriors. This is a combination of mesial drift (the process that is thought to allow for interproximal wear occurring due to an abrasive stone age diet), facial growth occurring throughout life and soft tissue age changes (reduction in muscle tone and flexibility). The combined effect on the dentition is similar to blocking the end of a travellator, in that the forward moving teeth crowd up against the ‘barrier’ of the lips.

This crowding results in reducing the ‘Envelope of Function’, a concept first described by Pete Dawson, and ‘Pathway Wear’, described by Greggory Kinzer. The combination of continued tooth movement, the dynamics of the Envelope of Function and Pathway Wear, means that a patient’s anterior tooth position changes with time but the patient’s pattern of function or parafunctional movements do not. 

The lower teeth moving forward at a greater rate than the uppers is a natural phenomenon and the result of this constricts the Envelope of Function resulting in the wear of upper and lower incisal edges. This can lead to chipping of the incisal edges and continued wear occurring.

Too commonly there is failure to correctly diagnose the underlying orthodontic problem. The uppers are restored but the undiagnosed occlusal forces result in failure of the composite. Then porcelain is used and the lower anteriors begin a destructive cycle of incisal wear, with significant loss of lower incisor crown height and overeruption of the lower incisors. Eventually, becoming an extremely difficult problem to correct.

Then there are skeletal and dental malocclusions that can further complicate restorative care eg increased overbites due to skeletal growth, anterior open bites and significant anterior-posterior and transverse malocclusions. Some may be accepted and ‘ignored’ but many will influence the outcome and success of care, dooming some to predictable failure.

In orthodontics there are many ways of achieving a good treatment outcome, fixed, lingual and aligners all can do ‘The job’. However, in some circumstances one appliance type may be better suited to achieving the desired outcome. So, it is important to know the advantages and limitations of the different types of appliances. BUT you must be aware that there is no such thing as a ‘magic’ brace that moves teeth faster or can avoid some implications of orthodontic treatment eg need for extractions.  What is essential is understanding the treatment options available to the individual patient and the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment options – including no treatment.

Understanding orthodontics, the identification and cause of malocclusion and knowledge of how it can be corrected or managed as part of general dental care is essential for all dental practitioners.   Some may be encouraged to go on to learn basic orthodontic techniques to achieve small changes that can be life changing for practitioners and their patients, and others will wish to further develop their orthodontic skills to much higher levels.  This is the basis of the College’s postgraduate training and qualification in primary care orthodontics – to build on current knowledge and skills, with progressive development with skilled mentoring.

Whatever level of skill you wish to attain, it is all based around a sound knowledge of assessment and diagnosis, without identifying a problem, it is an unknown, unknown….


Professor Ross Hobson Leads the College’s Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics and is hosting a three-part CGDent webinar series exploring the possibilities and limitations of orthodontic treatment with fixed braces. The live webinars are free to view for all dental professionals and College members have free access to the recordings and CPD.

The next intake on the CGDent Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics will start in April 2023.

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New Certified Membership programme: enrolling now

The College has launched Certified Membership, a new, enhanced membership scheme offering elevated professional recognition and ongoing one-to-one career support.

In June 2022, the College published Career Pathways in Dentistry: Professional Framework, which sets out the attributes which define each of five career stages – safe, capable, experienced, enhanced and accomplished – for each role in the primary dental care team, and for each of five domains within each stage – clinical and technical, professionalism, reflection, development, and agency.

Using the Professional Framework, Certified Membership offers structured support for individuals to map out their career journey, working with a trained facilitator to plan and document the staged acquisition of the skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours necessary to enable them to fulfil their professional ambitions. With flexible scheduling of support, it will enable dental practitioners to make the right investment in training, build confidence in their practice, and maintain momentum in their career, all while carrying on with their jobs and busy lives.

Their Certified Membership status will aid them in their journey, offering formal recognition of their capability at each stage of their career, demonstrating their commitment to professionalism and high standards of practice, and signifying their dedication to further professional development.

Phase 1 of the programme, with a limit of 50 places, is now open to dentists. For details of how to enrol, click here

Those who have successfully registered with the GDC (or an equivalent) are recognised as having reached the Safe Practitioner stage of the Career Pathway, and are eligible for Associate Membership of the College.

Those who have successfully completed Foundation Training (or equivalent) are recognised as Capable Practitioners, and once they have enrolled on the Certified Membership scheme, held an initial session with their facilitator and produced a personal development plan, are eligible for Certified Associate Membership of the College (Assoc.MCGDent(Cert.)).

Certified Membership has four components – formal qualification, ongoing self-reflective journal, online study and the structured facilitator support – which work together to support the practitioner, and require the self-discipline and personal insight needed to succeed in dental practice. The programme continues for as long as a Certified Member wishes to retain that recognition.

Those who meet the requirements for Full Membership of the College, complete a minimum of two years within the Certified Membership programme, and meet the requirements of Experienced Practitioner status, are eligible to become a Certified Full Member of the College (MCGDent(Cert.)) and to be listed as such in the College’s public Member Register.

Those who meet the requirements for Associate Fellowship of the College, have completed at least two years within the Certified Membership programme, and meet the requirements of Enhanced Practitioner status, are eligible to become a Certified Associate Fellow of the College (AssocFCGDent(Cert.)).

Enrolment in Certified Membership is an enhancement of standard membership at an additional annual fee of £150, which includes two half-day one-to-one sessions per year with a facilitator. Standard membership fees are available to view here

The scheme will be rolled out to other dental professional groups as soon as possible.

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.

This includes recordings of over 30 College webinars held to date, which are also available to non-members for a small fee:

Live webinars

Live, College-hosted webinars covering a wide range of subjects are available free of charge every month, powered by ProDental. Upcoming events include:

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.

Stay up to date with our upcoming webinars at https://cgdent.uk/events/

Study Days

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

Friday 17 February 2023, Stride Dental Academy, Bangor

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:

Third party resources

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

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This article was originally published on 22 September 2022 and was updated on 24 November 2022 and 8 December 2022

College to develop register of dental experts and assessors

The College has declared its intention to develop a register of individuals with suitable experience and training to act as dento-legal expert witnesses or dental assessors.

At present, the College recognises education and experience in this area through the Law & Ethics domain of Fellowship – which can be fulfilled (among other ways) by holding a PgCert or PgDip in a legally-related subject relevant to dentistry, or a law degree or LLM together with five years’ experience as an expert witness, or having substantial experience of providing or assessing performance and/or expert reports.

Experience as an expert witness is also one of the means by which a dental professional might demonstrate Accomplished Practitioner status in the Professionalism domain of the College’s Professional Framework.

However, there is no formal or understood route to working in this field, and it is hoped that a transparent pathway to do so will encourage more practising dental professionals to undertake suitable training, increasing the pool and visibility of available experts and assessors so that those with the most relevant experience can be easily identified and instructed.

Guidance from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges states that to act as an expert witness, healthcare professionals should have the necessary clinical knowledge, training and experience1, and the College will convene a working group drawn from across the dental professions to determine appropriate criteria for inclusion in the register.

Dr Abhi Pal, CGDent President, said:

“The College considers it essential that those who are given the huge responsibility of providing opinion on a colleague’s performance in an official capacity have the appropriate training and experience to do so. This not only includes expert witnesses but also other dental professionals who provide performance reports. The College supports improved training and standardisation of dental expert witnesses as part of its mission of supporting careers and setting standards for the ultimate benefit of the profession and public. We intend to develop a register of suitably trained expert witnesses and assessors to support this work, and look forward to working with all stakeholders in the dento-legal field to achieve this.”

PDJ’s Dento-legal matters issue
For an in-depth dive into dento-legal matters, see volume 8, issue 2 of the Primary Dental Journal. College members have exclusive and searchable online access to the PDJ archive. For access, log in to the website and click here

CGDent Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics – now accepting applications for 2023-25

The College is currently accepting applications for its Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics, starting in April 2023.

The comprehensive Level 7 programme is designed to give General Dental Practitioners the skills and knowledge needed to treat more complex malocclusions, including extraction cases, taking them up to just below specialist training level. It covers all appliance systems – fixed functional, aligners, lingual and Inman – and includes both the theory and practical aspects of orthodontic care.

Through a combination of lectures, seminar and practical sessions, the syllabus includes:

  • Records, assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Treatment planning for Class I, Class II div1, Class II div 2 and Class III malocclusions
  • Radiography – Ceph/OPG/CBCT
  • Fixed appliances
  • Lingual appliances
  • Removable appliances
  • Functionals
  • Retention
  • Aetiology of malocclusion, growth & development
  • Development of the dentition and tooth movement
  • Dental material & biomechanics
  • Multidisciplinary care, including restorative, periodontics & surgery
  • Critical reading skills
  • Health education, health & safety, legislation and audit
  • Marketing and practice management 

During the programme, which is limited to 12 places, students will discuss multiple new cases, participate in hands-on practical sessions and weekly online planning discussions, and will be given one-to-one mentoring by the course lead for ten treated cases. The 2023-25 programme is supported by six training blocks of 3-4 days each in April, September and November 2023, and February, May and September 2024.

The programme is delivered by IAS Academy and led by Professor Ross Hobson, a specialist orthodontist, former Head of Orthodontic MSc/Specialist training at Newcastle University, and former Chair in Orthodontics at the University of Central Lancashire. He holds a Master’s in Dental Surgery and PhD from Newcastle, a Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, is a Fellow of the College of General Dentistry, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and was the first dentist to be awarded the Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

To ensure enough case-flow and experience, the course is recommended for dentists who have treated at least ten fixed cases, are treating a minimum of ten orthodontic cases per annum, and are familiar with using fixed appliances. Assessment will take place throughout the 120 credit programme, with a final examination held by the College.

In January, the College will be running three online Introduction to Orthodontics seminars presented by Prof Hobson. All three will be available free of charge to all dental professionals to watch live (prior registration required), and College members will also be able to watch them on-demand after broadcast, and can also claim free CPD certificates: 

CGDent-Quintessence International Conference: speakers

The first biennial CGDent-Quintessence International Conference, boasts an impressive two-day programme of lectures across four theatres, delivered by some of the biggest names in the international dental community and from across the UK.

Speakers

Dr Raman Aulakh
United Kingdom

Specialist orthodontist, postgraduate tutor and course director at King’s College London

Dr Gustavo Avilla-Ortiz
United States of America

Endowed Philip A. Lainson Professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry; associate editor for the Journal of Periodontology and co-editor for Clinical Advances in Periodontics

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 Louise Belfield AssocFCGDent
United Kingdom

Dental nurse, associate professor in biomedical and oral health sciences, member of the Oral Microbiome Research Group at Peninsula Dental School; Council member at the College of General Dentistry

Dr Krzysztof Chmielewski
Poland

Specialist in implantology and aesthetic dentistry

Dr Mili Doshi
United Kingdom

Consultant in Special Care Dentistry with Surrey and Sussex NHS Health Care Trust and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability; former Clinical Lead for the Health Education England programme ‘Mouth Care Matters’

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 Shazia Kaka
United Kingdom
Specialist in Specialist Care Dentistry; Consultant, Department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Guys Hospital

Dr Bertrand Khayat
France
Endodontist and author of Microsurgical Endodontics

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

Dr Jason Leitch
United Kingdom
National Clinical Director in the Health and Social Care Directorate of the Scottish Government; Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee; Ambassador of the College of General Dentistry

Dr Nick Lewis FCGDent
United Kingdom
Clinical Director of Maxillofacial surgery, Orthodontics & Restorative Dentistry at Royal Surrey Hospital; Course Director of the CGDent Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry

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

Dr Debbie Reed FCGDent
United Kingdom

Director of Studies of the MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare, Doctor of Education and Associate Professor at the University of Kent; chair of the Dental Nursing and Orthodontic Therapy group in CGDent’s Career Pathways programme

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

Prof Dr Falk Schwendicke
Germany

Director of the Clinic for Oral Diagnostics, Digital Dentistry and Health Services Research at the Charité 

Dr Shaun Sellars AssocFCGDent
United Kingdom

General dental practitioner; published papers on evidence-based dentistry and consent, and conducted research into the importance of non-clinical skills in dentistry; columnist on ethical dilemmas for the British Dental Journal

Dr Nishma Sharma
United Kingdom

Chair of the Diversity in Dentistry Action Group; NHS England clinical advisor; advisory board member for Dentistry magazine; member of the ‘Balance the Dental Boards’ group

Deepak Simkhada FCGDent
United Kingdom

Dental hygienist therapist with a special interest in managing advanced periodontal problems in primary care settings through non-surgical periodontal treatments

Jackie Smallridge
United Kingdom

Paediatric dental consultant, Cambridge University Hospital – Addenbrookes.

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

Follow the links for full details about the conference programme, conference reception and dinner and the CGDent Primary Dental Care Research Poster Award, the winner of which will be announced at the conference.

For conference fees and to book your place, visit our main event page.

CGDent-Quintessence International Conference: programme

The first biennial CGDent-Quintessence International Conference, boasts an impressive two-day programme of lectures across four theatres, delivered by some of the biggest names in the international dental community and from across the UK.

The unique programme encompasses all aspects of the patient experience through a multidisciplinary holistic approach, from implantology to endodontics. The conference will help everyone in your practice deliver the most up-to-date and effective procedures and patient outcomes.

Programme

Friday 24 March 2023

Rutherford/Abbey Theatre

09:00-17:00 Hands-on Dental Photography Course – Dr Krzysztof Chmielewski

Whittle Theatre

09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony

09:30-11:00 Endodontics… Making Teeth Great Again – Dr Shanon Patel

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-13:00 How far can we go in Endodontic Microsurgery? – Dr Bertrand Khayat, Dr Guillaume Jouanny

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-15:00 How far can we go in Endodontic Microsurgery? – Dr Bertrand Khayat, Dr Guillaume Jouanny

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-16:30 How far can we go in Endodontic Microsurgery? – Dr Bertrand Khayat, Dr Guillaume Jouanny

Fleming Theatre

09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony

09:30-11:00 Cosmetic and Functional Dentistry: The Challenge of the Esthetic Zone – Dr Stefen Koubi

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-13:00 The Composition of the Peri-implant Mucosa and its Impact on Peri-Implant Disease Prevention – Dr Otto Zuhr

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-15:00 Detecting and Managing Peri-Implantitis in General Dental Practice – Dr Amit Patel

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-17:00 Therapeutic Strategies for Effective Management of the Extraction Site – Prof Dr Gustavo Avila Ortiz

St James Theatre

09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony

09:30-11:00 AI for Caries Detection – Prof Dr Falk Schwendicke

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-12:15 New Technology in Minimally Invasive Dentistry – Prof Dr Avijit Banerjee

12:15- 13:00 The Ortho-Restorative Interface in the Digital Age – Dr Raman Aulakh

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-15:00 Digital Advances in Restorative Dentistry – Where we are in 2023 – Dr Nick Lewis

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-17:00 To be confirmed

Saturday 25 March 2023

Rutherford/Abbey Theatre

09:00-10:00 The Oral Microbiome and Links with Systemic Health and Disease – Dr Louise Belfield

10:00-11:00 Coming out of Covid – Dr Jason Leitch

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-13:00 How to be a dentist – the Importance of Non-Clinical Skills in Patient Care – Dr Shaun Sellars

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-15:00 Dental Trauma in Children, Managing Care to Optimise the Outcomes – Jackie Smallridge

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-17:00 How to Implement Paediatric Dentistry in a General Practice – Dr Ulrike Uhlmann

Whittle Theatre

09:00-11:00 Implementation of Individual Temporomandibular Joint Movement Data into Aligner Orthodontics, Part 1 – Dr Werner Schupp

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-13:00 Implementation of Individual Temporomandibular Joint Movement Data into Aligner Orthodontics, Part 2 – Dr Werner Schupp

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-15:00 An Ortho- Restorative Approach for the Lifetime Patient, Part 1 – Dr Tif Qureshi

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-17:00 An Ortho- Restorative Approach for the Lifetime Patient, Part 2 – Dr Tif Qureshi

Fleming Theatre

08:45-09:00 Welcome

09:00-11:00 Fixed Restorations: Everything from Diagnostic, to Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Decision Making, Survival rates and Trouble Shooting to Implant Dentistry, Part 1 – Prof Dr Irena Sailer, ZTM Vincent Fehmer, Prof Dr med dent Bjarni E Pjetursson

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-13:00 Fixed Restorations: Everything from Diagnostic, to Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Decision Making, Survival rates and Trouble Shooting to Implant Dentistry, Part 2 – Prof Dr Irena Sailer, ZTM Vincent Fehmer, Prof Dr med dent. Bjarni E Pjetursson

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-15:00 My Perspectives on Vertical and Horizontal Augmentation, Part1 – Dr Istvan Urban

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-17:00 My Perspectives on Vertical and Horizontal Augmentation, Part 2 – Dr Istvan Urban

St James Theatre

09:00-10:00 Early Diagnosis of Head and Neck Cancer – Dr Ana Poveda

10:00-11:00 Update on Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy – Deepak Simkhada

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-12:15 Tackling Antibiotic Resistance – Dr Wendy Thompson

12:15-13:00 Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in Dentistry – Dr Nishma Sharma

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-15:00 Managing the Medically Complex Patient in Practice – Dr Shazia Kaka

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-16:15 Dental Care for the Older Population – Dr Mili Doshi

16:15-17:00 Challenges and Solutions to Dental Nursing Recruitment and Retention – Dr Debbie Reed

Follow the links for full details about the conference speakers, conference reception and dinner and the CGDent Primary Dental Care Research Poster Award, the winner of which will be announced at the conference.

For the conference fees and to book your place, visit our main event page.

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