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CPD Approx.2:00 Hours

P098 The New College of General Dentistry

Speakers: Susan Nelson Ian MillsDr Mick Horton

  • About This Course

Hosted by Ian Mills (current dean FGDP)

At the end of June 2021 the FGDP will transfer to the newly established College of General Dentistry. An interactive webinar of 5-minute presentations.

  • Why we need an Independent College of Dentistry – Nairn Wilson, Founding President of CGDent
  • Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) – Mick Horton, Past Dean FGDP(UK) & Trustee CGDent 
  • Challenges facing dentistry today
    • Student perspective – Jitesh Jassal, Student at KCL, President of BDSA
    • Early careers dentist – Yewande Oduwole, DFT / CGDent Ambassador
    • DCP perspective – Sarah Hill, Hygienist. FGDP(UK) Board Representative
    • GDP perspective – Susan Nelson – Vice Dean FGDP(UK)
  • How a new College can address these issues
    • Representation for the profession - Onkar Dhanoya, Vice Dean FGDP(UK)
    • Career pathways – Roshni Karia – Chair of Education, FGDP(UK)
    • Membership support – Tricia Thomson – Chair of Membership, FGDP(UK)
  • Why you should join – Abhi Pal, President Elect CGDent (10mins)
  • How to join – Simon Thornton-Wood, Director FGDP(UK)
  • Q&A

Learning Outcomes


  • Provide background and history of FGDP(UK)
  • Explain role and the benefits of an independent college
  • Explain why you should join



At the end of the presentation you will understand why there is a need for a (Royal) College for Dentistry.

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