Award entry invite for dental therapists

CGDent-GC Award expands to include Dental Therapists in recognition of their clinical skills and patient care. Starting September, therapists in training can compete for a fully-funded composite layering course

26 June, 2024 / infocus
 Scottish Dental  

The CGDent-GC Award, which recognises clinical skills and patient care, is being expanded to include Dental Therapists, starting with the 2024/25 competition which opens in September.

The award, which is run by the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and GC in association with the Tom Bereznicki Charitable Educational Foundation, was open to Foundation Dentists in its inaugural year, but from September will also be open to Dental Therapists taking part in Foundation or Vocational Training in 2024/25. The number of award winners is also being increased in line with the expanded eligibility.

Entrants will need to submit an aesthetic case they treat during their Foundation/Vocational Training year, and winners will receive a fully funded place on a composite layering course at GC’s European Education Campus in Belgium.

Frances Robinson AssocFCGDent, chair of the board of the College’s Faculty of Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, said: “I am immensely pleased that dental therapists will now be eligible to enter the prestigious CGDent-GC award for newly qualified clinicians. This development will ensure parity between dental therapists and their dentist colleagues for clinical skills that align with their scope of practice; in line with the College’s mission.”

John Maloney, GC’s director and country manager for the UK, Ireland and South Africa, said: “Involving dental therapists in the CGDent-GC competition is a really positive step that will open up this comprehensive training opportunity to even more dental professionals.”

More information

Full details of the 2024/25 CGDent-GC Award will be published in September. Register your interest and receive notifications as soon as the competition opens.

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