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FDS News Archive

  • Alcohol identification and brief advice for the dental team

    30 Oct 2018 PHE together with HEE have developed a free online resource for dental teams to help professionals screen patients for the misuse of alcohol and to deliver simple, structured advice aimed at reducing this risk.
  • HRH The Princess Royal admitted as Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgery

    30 Oct 2018 Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the Royal College of Surgeons on Thursday, 25 October 2018 to be presented with an Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons (FDS).
  • Emerging Leader 2018: Dr Laura Gartshore FDS RCS

    25 Sep 2018 One of the RCS's Emerging Leaders for 2018, Dr Laura Gartshore, shares details about her Paediatric Dentistry career pathway and explains why applying to the Emerging Leaders Programme was an opportunity not to be missed.
  • The Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) releases statement on oral piercing and tongue splitting

    29 Aug 2018 The statement, produced jointly by the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), highlights the potential adverse consequences of oral piercing and tongue splitting procedures amidst concerns that people may be unaware of the risks such procedures carry for their oral health, as well as their wider general health.
  • Government to vaccinate boys against HPV

    23 Jul 2018 The Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons welcomes the Government's decision to introduce a national vaccination programme for boys against HPV.
  • The Faculty of Dental Surgery celebrates achievements of the NHS over the past 70 years

    05 Jul 2018 The Faculty of Dental Surgery celebrates 70 years of the NHS
  • Meet the FDS Board: Mr Simon J Littlewood FDSRCS

    25 Jun 2018 Simon J Littlewood FDSRCS is a consultant Orthodontist and has been an Elected Board member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery since 2014. Here he shares his views on the secret to a happy career in dentistry and what the Faculty of Dental Surgery can do for you.
  • FDS welcomes two new Board members

    25 Jun 2018 Professor Helen Rodd FDSRCS and Mr Jimmy Makdissi FDSRCS were elected to the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) Board by the FDS membership at the ballot held on Monday, 11 June. Professor Rodd and Mr Makdissi replace Mr Karl Bishop FRCS FDSRCS and Mr Keith Altman FDSRCS who each completed 10 years of service on the FDS Board in June.
  • Meet the FDS Board: Dr Selina Master

    21 May 2018 Dr Selina Master MBE FDSRCS retired from a career in Paediatric and Special Care Dentistry in 2015. She currently serves as Junior Vice Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, and is also Vice Chair of the Faculty's Clinical Standards Committee. Dr Master shares her insights from her lifelong commitment to the profession.
  • Surgical safety: more than just a tick-box exercise

    30 Apr 2018 Miss Tina Halai BDS MJDF RCS(Eng) is a final year Oral Surgery Registrar in London. In April at the annual Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) Conference held in Edinburgh, Miss Halai won the Patient Safety Prize. She shares how she and her team have transformed her workplace's approach to surgical safety for the better.