• About This Course

Hosted by Ian Mills (former dean FGDP)

At the end of June 2021 the FGDP transfered to the 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


This course aims to provide an overview of the background and history of FGDP(UK), the role of an independent college and the benefits of joining.


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

Learning Outcomes

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

GDC Development Outcomes

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