Training and Education

European dental qualifications will continue to be recognised in the UK for the next five years

The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed the announcement from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on June 29, 2023, that standstill provisions providing for automatic recognition of...

Partnership bridges academia and industry to create unprecedented opportunities

In a move that would seem inevitable in hindsight, Dentaverse, a leading innovator in dental technology, has forged a strategic alliance with the prestigious University Saint Joseph of Beirut (USJ).

Regulator launches consultation on routes to registration for internationally qualified dentists and dental care professionals

On July 4, 2023, the General Dental Council (GDC) launched a consultation on routes to registration for internationally qualified dentists and dental care professionals (DCPs).

Dental schools respond to the NHS’ expansion plan

The Dental Schools Council (DSC) congratulates the government on producing the first ever Long- Term Workforce Plan in the history of the NHS. DSC welcomes and is supportive of the government’s...

College reviews fellowship application criteria

The list of fellowships which qualify applicants for a fellowship of the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) by means of equivalence has been amended.

College introduces lifetime fellowship

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has introduced Life Fellowship as a new type of membership for retired fellows.

Research indicates the need for more support to realise the full benefits of Enhanced CPD

Cardiff University research commissioned by the General Dental Council (GDC) has shown that while many dental professionals take a positive and proactive approach to their own learning and...

Knighthood for college founder

Professor Nairn Wilson CBE FCGDent, honorary founding president (now president emeritus) of the College of General Dentistry, has been appointed knight bachelor in King Charles III’s first Birthday...

Background music reduced dental students’ stress and improved their performance

In a pilot study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland, the use of background music was found to reduce dental students’ stress and improve their performance during preclinical tooth...

Overseas Registration Exam Part 1 places to triple

The General Dental Council (GDC) has tripled the number of places available for the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) Part 1 in response to the current demand.  

Dental group launches training academy

Colosseum Dental UK, part of Colosseum Dental Group, has launched a UK-based training academy, offering a first-class training and personal development model to all staff and colleagues.

The low-down on smile design

Sam Jethwa, Bespoke Smile Advanced Dentistry & Academy put together a fantastic webinar for professionals interested in learning more about the evolution of smile design.