So l hear you say…”Tooth whitening!! What do l need to learn….l’ve been doing this for years…”
That’s probably what l thought as l booked on the Linda Greenwall Tooth Whitening study day hosted by the FGDP West Midlands Division on the 3rd February. However, l decided to attend out of curiosity. Read More
The John Gilmore Awards for excellence in dental practice and the Peter Lowndes Award for excellence in dental therapy were awarded on 11/11/2016 at the BDA Central Counties Branch Annual Study Day. Read More
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP UK) has published a new edition of its Training Standards for implant Dentistry. Read More
The CQC is moving to setting fees charged to providers on a full cost recovery basis.
Amazingly there are plans to reduce dentists’ fees by 13.5% next year, in contrast to... Read More
The FGDP says high sugar milk-based drinks should not be exempt from the government’s planned sugar tax. Responding to a Treasury consultation on the tax’s implementation, the FGDP(UK) argues that despite the nutritional benefits of milk, the large amount of added sugar in flavoured milk drinks means they are “likely to carry far greater disbenefits than benefits to children’s health”. Read More
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection that is responsible for 5% of all cancers. The most common HPV-related cancer is cervical, and in the UK 12 and 13 year-old girls are offered HPV vaccination through the NHS childhood immunisation programme. However the government... Read More
The study day was presented by the charismatic Raj Rattan who – aside from being in general dental practice for 30 years – has been at the forefront of dento-legal affairs being a dento-legal adviser for Dental Protection for more than 20 years; he is set to become their Dental Director later on this year. Read More
On 11th March 2016 new regulations (HCWS606) have been brought before Parliament by The Rt Hon Alistair Burt (Minister of State for Community and Social Care) in order to increase the fees paid by patients for NHS dental care.
This had come about as a result of the Spending Review in 2015 which highlighted areas where efficiency savings could be made and where investment should be made within the NHS. The Government’s commitment to support the Five Year Forward view meant that £10 billion would be invested by 2020-21 BUT conversely current NHS resources should be used as efficiently as possible leading to efficiency savings. Read More
oday, 12th March 2016, delegates were treated to a challenging full day session for revision of the MJDF Part 1 examination.
The day was split into morning and afternoon sessions, together with complimentary lunch. In the morning session this consisted of lectures followed by worked examples of Multiple Choice (MCQs) and Extended Matching Set Questions (EMQs), and the afternoon session consisted of further lectures and worked questions. Read More
On 16th March 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP unveiled his Budget for 2016. In this statement Mr Osborne outlined his vision for the British economy over the next 12 months with wider implications affecting the whole country after 2017.
Amongst the 62 minute outline of the entire budget, the flagship measures by Mr Osborne are as follows: Read More
It was announced by the Government on 11th February 2016 that the new changes to the junior doctors’ contract will be imposed despite the final offer from the Department of Health being rejected by the British Medical Association. Read More
Hi I’m Kiri Anderson, earlier this year I completed my foundation year with the West Midlands Russell’s Hall scheme, working at Catshill Dental Practice in Bromsgrove with my trainer Dr Roger Hawken. This was a fantastic year and I was proud to gain the John Gilmore Prize for Excellence in Dentistry for my scheme, as well as first prize in my scheme and overall third place winner in the West Midlands schemes for my audit - “An Audit to Assess the Percentage of Children and Adolescents at Catshill Dental Practice Receiving Periodontal Screening which is Recorded in their Clinical Notes”. Dr Sukhvinder Atthi has kindly asked me to say a few words about myself and my audit. Read More
Our second study day took place on 6th November 2015, and focused on direct composite restorations with the renowned Professor Brian Millar from King College London. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on composite restorative dentistry, and heads up their Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics programme.
This study day blended highly,,,, Read More
2015 was another packed year for FGDP(WM) starting with the Divisional Directors conference in January. This was a great opportunity for me to meet other Divisions and touch base with the Dean and Faculty staff. Next up the Dentistry Show, where we helped out on the Faculty stand and met some of our members.
Throughout the year we have... Read More
On Saturday 24th October we saw the second MJDF Part 2 revision session for this year take place, with candidates from all around the UK joining us for a full day of lectures and OSCE practice sessions.
The revision day was split into... Read More
Today marked the grand opening BDIA Dental Showcase 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. The FGDP(UK), Davinia, Charma and Lionel, were on hand in stand C100 to provide leaflets, pens, and invaluable information to Read More
Our Divisional Study day for 2015 kicked off with an exciting set of presentations by Dr Linda Greenwall, who is an eminent force in the field of dental bleaching having written numerous articles and... Read More
2014 was a great year for FGDP(WM). We started early on in the year with the ever popular MJDF study days, chatted to members at the Dentistry Show and hosted a course with C-fast.
At the July AGM a new Divisional board was elected with me (Hannah Breeze) as Divisional Director, Sukvinder Atthi as... Read More