CGDent study programme 2022-23: events in all four nations, and webinars for all


  Posted by: Dental Design      30th September 2022

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.

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, 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

CPD certificates for the webinars, and on-demand access to the recordings, are available to non-members on a chargeable basis, but 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 further details about College membership and the College’s webinars, study days and postgraduate qualifications, visit

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