Awarding Excellence | FGDPwm

FGDP West Midlands has been a proud partner in supporting the Foundation Training program run by Health Education West Midlands for both Dentists and Dental Therapists.

The Division has actively contributed in the various day release days by organising bespoke study days aimed at our budding Collegues or by supporting them through the MJDF study groups and other educational events.

The Divisional board also invites the Associate Dean for Foundation Training to be a part of the Board so as to collaborate together in providing Gold standard training to the Practitioners of the future.

An integral part of this collaboration is the annual awards that the FGDP west midlands division presents to the best trainee in each Foundation Training Scheme.

The John Gilmour Award for Excellence in  Dental Foundation Training


The John Gilmour Award for Excellence in  Dental Foundation Training , is awarded in memory of the Late Dr John Gilmour . He was the associate dean for FD training in the west midlands and an active board member. He strived for the highest standards in practice . He represented unique qualities of excellence and leadership . These ethos have helped guide several young dental graduates in their initial years and still serve to be the guiding principles of the FGDP west midlands division.

In recognition of his contributions to education within the west midlands . The division awards a certificate of merit along with a cash prize to the best foundation dentist in each of the 7 schemes . the overall winner of the region is given an additional cash prize along with a year’s membership of the FGDP(UK).

The winners are adjudicated the Programme directors of Health Education West Midlands and awarded to the winners in an award ceremony  every year.

The Peter Lowndes Prize For  Excellence In Dental Therapy Foundation Training

 Dr Peter Lowndes has been a member of the west midlands division since it’s inception. Peter was also the Dean of the FGDP(UK) and has championed the cause of  general dental practice both nationally and internationally through his various roles over the years .

The FGDP west midlands division ,to recognise the spirit and drive of this extraordinary individual and  to encourage our colleagues to develop, has  established this award for the best dental foundation therapist within the region .

The award consists of a cash award and a certificate of merit .

This award too is adjudicated by the programme directors at Health education west midlands and awarded at an award ceremony every year .


an ONgoing collaboration

Since 2014 , the FGDP has tied up with the BDA central counties division and Health Education West midlands . as part of this collaboration , the John Gilmour and Peter Lowndes awards will be presented at the the BDA Central County's annual study day each year .

The FGDP west midlands would like to thank all it’s partners who have worked tirelessly to make this possible and congratulate the winners of this award.