Faculty of Dental Hygiene & Therapy (CGDent)

As promised, when the College of General Dentistry was formed, the Faculty of Dental Hygiene & Therapy has been inaugurated.  The motion was passed at the Council meeting held on Friday 24th June. We have brought together a number of Dental Hygienists & Therapist to form the inaugural board.  Once we have sufficient members there (more…)

College Council takes office, with new appointments

The Council of the College of General Dentistry convened for the first time on Friday, 23 July 2021, welcoming new members to expand representation across the dental team. The Council is elected by the membership, and continues its work from the Board of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), which is in the process (more…)

Career Pathway

College of General Dentistry makes commitment to building careers for all dental professionals The College of General Dentistry, in partnership with Colgate Palmolive UK,announces an important programme to build career pathways for all those working in a professional capacity in primary care and general dentistry, which will be rolled out in the coming months following (more…)


Strange and challenging times ahead for us all. So much uncertainty for most of us whether employed or self employed. We as Dental Care Professionals have so much to offer with the skills we already have (I won’t list them all). Needless to say the government would be remiss not to utilise us. We don’t (more…)

Opinion: The Provision of Nurses for Dental Hygienists – A Response.

David Bridges BSc(Hons) RDT RDH Shaun Howe BSc(Hons) RDT RDH An article in BDJ in Practice Journal from the BDA was published this month with the title “Can a Hygienist work without a Nurse” (Len d’Cruz, Reena Wadia, 2019). Within hours, due to the speed of today’s internet, it is safe to say the item (more…)