50 dentists appointed to new FGDP(UK) Academy

06 May, 2020 / editorial

The Faculty of General Dental Practice has announced the appointment of 50 dentists to its new FGDP(UK) Academy.

The Academy has been established to recognise significant and ongoing contributions to the academic work of the Faculty at a national level in support of its core purposes.

Appointments are made as Member or Senior Member of the FGDP(UK) Academy in relation to the responsibility and commitment of specified roles, such as in the development of the Faculty’s guidance and standards, and the delivery and assessment of its exams and educational programmes.

Membership is for a renewable three-year term, and it is intended that the Academy will move across to the College of General Dentistry upon the transfer of the FGDP(UK).A list of the Members of the Academy appointed to date is here.

Ian Mills, Dean of the Faculty, said: “I am delighted that the Board has seen fit to establish an Academy to recognise the outstanding work of so many of our colleagues in delivering postgraduate dental education and promoting the highest standards of care.

“There are many Members, Fellows and others who serve the profession and its patients through the Faculty, and I look forward to recognising these contributions with further appointments in the coming months.”

The FGDP(UK) Academy brings together the community of key contributors to the academic work of the Faculty; to its education and qualifications programmes, our books and standards. Appointment to the FGDP(UK) Academy is honorary, conferred by the Faculty Board, and of three years’ duration, renewable.

Among the Scots members of the Academy are Andy Hadden, editor of one of the FGDP’s guidance publications, Clinical Examination and Record-Keeping, who has been appointed as a Senior Member. Mark Richardson, Chief Dental Officer of the RAF and a former Vice Dean of the Faculty, has been appointed as a Facilitator for its Fellowship award. Paul Friel has been appointed due to his significant work as a Tutor in the FDGP’s West of Scotland membership division.

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