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FDS information hub

This page centralises guidance, resources and messages for members of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons. For information specific to non-dental surgeons along with more general updates and contacts, please see

Last updated: 12:44pm, Tuesday 7 April

Tuesday 7 April: Join the Deans of the Dental Faculties for an interactive webinar on COVID-19 followed by a Q&A session at 6pm on Tuesday 7 April.

Thursday 2 April: Public Health England has now published updated COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidance. This includes updated guidance on PPE.

Thursday 2 April: Chief Dental Officer, Sara Hurley and Director of Primary and System Transformation, Matt Neligan invite oral health professionals to their first webinar on COVID-19 which will take place on Friday 3 April, 5-6pm.  Please connect shortly before it starts.

Wednesday 1 April: The specialist societies represented on FDS Clinical Standards Committee have provided useful links to their own COVID19 advice.

Thursday 26 MarchUpdated guidance on adjustments to surgical practice has been published by the joint surgical Royal Colleges alongside ASGBIACPGBI and AUGIS. This should be read alongside the summary guidance published on Friday 20 March.

Wednesday 25 March: The FDS and other dental education bodies have released a joint statement following the introduction of control measures to manage the spread of COVID-19. It sets out arrangements for dental and dental care professional students and recent graduates, to address concerns they have about completing their studies and training. 

Tuesday 24 March: The Dental Deans of the Surgical Royal Colleges have issued a joint statement on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are listing dental resources below. 

Friday 20 March: The Royal Surgical Colleges of the UK and Ireland have issued guidance to surgeons on planning for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Monday 16 March: In response to the challenge of COVID-19, conferences, educational and training courses, assessment panels, accreditation visits and examinations that require travel will be postponed. Where possible, activities will continue if these can be delivered by video call or webinar. These arrangements will remain in place until at least the end of the summer in the first instance. 


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We are receiving large numbers of enquiries and are responding as quickly as we can. We urge you to read our COVID-19 FAQs on exams and COVID-19 FAQs on courses thoroughly before contacting us directly.

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