Welcome to our FGDP Yorkshire eNewsletter.

We are very keen as a division to engage with our members and I hope you enjoy the content of this newsletter to learn about our recent activity along with some exciting upcoming events.                                                                                                         

I would like to start, on behalf of FGDP Yorkshire, by thanking Thomas Willan for his outstanding contribution as Director of the division over the last three years. Thomas has recently stepped down as division director to allow for more time to spend with his family. He has worked tirelessly to offer new events and make positive changes to the division. We are sad to see him step down as director but we know that he will still remain an active part within our committee. 

Our recent AGM also welcomed a new committee member, Jessica Crowther. Jessica has joined our team as Secretary and we look forward to working together with her. Our committee work very hard throughout the year to provide events, CPD opportunities and support for Yorkshire members and I look forward to working with them in my new role as Director to continue to bring you these opportunities. 

Since our last eNewsletter we hosted a fantastic Paediatric study evening presented by Rachael Nichol, Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry. A summary of the evening is included in our newsletter. The evening received outstanding feedback from FDs and GDPs. 

We are delighted to announce our FGDP Yorkshire essay competition was a success yet again this year. The standard of entries was exceptionally high. My personal congratulations to our winner, Imogen Frost, and runner up, Amanda Cheah.This competition was open to undergraduates and foundation dentists to help recognize the academic achievements of young dentists. Please take the time to read Imogen’s essay which is included in our newsletter. We are hoping to work closely with Sheffield and Leeds Dental Schools this year to engage with dental students and appoint our first student ambassadors. 

Within the Yorkshire division we hold a long history in supporting and supplementing foundation training, and I am pleased to report that we continued that tradition in 2019. Scott Wilson, Hawabibi Sidat, Rajvir Dhillon, Joe Bell, Andre Lioe, Xing Yi Amanda Cheah, Lee Del Rosso and Nikesh Karsondas were all rewarded for outstanding achievement in foundation training. William Dyson-Sutton was congratulated by winning the best clinical case in foundation training. Laura Routledge and Yeap Wei Chan were awarded highly commended for their clinical cases. We are pleased to be able to present Williams case in this newsletter. 

Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates on upcoming events. If you would like to be involved in FGDP Yorkshire or help contribute to our newsletter please contact us on fgdpyorkshire@gmail.com

Yours sincerely,  

Hatty Jones

Hatty Jones
FGDP Yorkshire Director

Harriet JonesAUTUMN19