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CGDent study programme 2022-23

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) 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 – all of which are open to all dental professionals to attend regardless of whether they are College members. A spokesperson explains.

CGDent is the independent professional body into which the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) transferred last year. The UK’s only medical college run by and for dental professionals, it is unique in welcoming all those with relevant postgraduate qualifications into full membership, which is available from £94 for dentists and £33 for other registrants.

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:

CGDent Northern Ireland conference
Masterclass on aesthetic and restorative dentistry with Dr Walter Devoto
Friday/Saturday 14-15 October, Waterfront Hall, Belfast

Advanced restorative study day in support of CGDent in Cymru/Wales
Mike Lloyd Hughes and Karun Dewan
Friday 25 November 2022, Stride Dental Academy, Bangor

CGDent Scotland Study Day
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

CGDent-Quintessence International Conference: Excellence for the dental team
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 https://cgdent.uk/events, 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

All dental professionals are able to watch the College’s regular live webinars free of charge. Over 25 have been hosted to date, with upcoming events including:

LGBTQ diversity and inclusion in dentistry
Kaushik Paul; Tuesday 4 October 2022, 7pm

Making dental extractions predictable: a methodological approach
Jashme Patel; Thursday 6 October 2022, 7pm

Looking after your data
Pat Langley; Tuesday 11 October 2022, 7pm

Domestic abuse in dentistry
Preetee Hylton, Alison Gregory; Tuesday 1 November 2022, 7pm

Research & critical appraisal of evidence: statistics in the real world
Derek Richards, Mark-Steven Howe; Wednesday 2 November 2022, 1pm

Preventing wrong tooth extraction
Mick Horton, Tuesday 15 November 2022, 7pm

Leadership in infection prevention and control
Fiona Ellwood, Thursday 17 November 2022, 7pm

Research & critical appraisal of evidence: meta-analyses and their appraisal
Derek Richards, Mark-Steven Howe; Wednesday 7 December 2022, 1pm

Record-keeping in general dental practice
Abhi Pal; Monday 12 December 2022, 7pm

Creating a positive patient safety culture in dentistry
Jason Wong; Tuesday 10 January 2023, 7pm
Introduction to orthodontics (part 1)
Ross Hobson, Tuesday 17 January 2023 (7pm tbc)

Introduction to orthodontics (part 2)
Ross Hobson, Tuesday 24 January 2023 (7pm tbc)

Dental care for patients with diabetes
Iain Chapple; Thursday 26 January 2023, 7pm

Introduction to orthodontics (part 3)
Ross Hobson, Tuesday 31 January 2023 (7pm tbc)

Complaints handling: a step-by-step approach
George Wright; Tuesday 7 February 2023, 7pm

Supporting staff through menopause
Jacqui Elsden; Thursday 16 February 2023, 7pm

Mentoring in implant dentistry
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 at https://cgdent.uk/events

CPD certificates for the webinars, and on-demand access to the recordings, are available to non-members on a chargeable basis, but are provided free of charge to College members.

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 courses:

Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics
Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics
Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry.

For more information about College membership and the College’s webinars, study days and postgraduate qualifications, visit https://cgdent.uk

Image caption: The CGDent Scotland Study Day, December 2021

See the original article here: Dental Industry Review