A Note From the Editor


Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the summer edition of the new format FGDP Yorkshire newsletter. We have had a lot of positive feedback on the new look newsletter, with colleagues from across the UK and central faculty contacting us to find out how we did it. 

In this issue, we have a range of articles that I hope you will find interesting. There are opinion pieces examining the impact of “Montgomery” on consent and dentistry in the age of social media. These articles have been written by Simon Oldfield, an FD in Sheffield and Othman Zuhir, a final year student at Leeds Dental Institute. They were both runners up in the inaugural FGDP Yorkshire Essay competition. Both are strong pieces of writing and I hope that you enjoy them. 

In March, the division ran an evening on Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield. The evening focused on a lecture on oral surgery for GDPs and was presented by Cristina Frezzini, a specialist registrar in OMFS. The evening was well attended and got a lot of positive feedback. There is a review of some of the key points from the evening and then the lecture slides are available for you to download. In keeping with the oral surgery theme, there is a report on an audit comparing the referrals of GMPs and GDPs to an OMFS unit. The results of the audit were presented on the evening and linked well into a discussion on the types of conditions that we should be looking to send on a “2 week wait” / oral cancer pathway.

We’ve had a number of members request some events focusing on restorative dentistry. We’ve taken this on-board and there are a number of dates to put in your diary. The newsletter has details on a restorative evening lecture focusing on the restoration of the root filled tooth. The annual study day this year will also focus on restorative dentistry, treatment planning and the decision of when to go with direct or in-direct restorations. 

If there is anything that you would like to let us know such as areas for future lectures or study days then please let us know. The newsletter is a great way to contact members, so if you have an article you’d like to share or have worked on a project or piece of research that you are particularly proud of and would like to share it with your colleagues in Yorkshire then please contact us on fgdpyorkshire@gmail.com

Enjoy the rest of your summer. 

Kenny Strain

Kenny Strain
Editor, FGDP Yorkshire Newsletter

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