Our dental webinars
FDS webinars enable members both in the UK and overseas to engage in topical debate within the profession and also provide a valuable forum for advice, anytime, anywhere.
For those unable to join live, we keep a catalogue of our past webinars to provide accessible advice for members and fellows.
If you have any queries or would like us to cover any particular topics, please get in touch with our education team.
Dental photography: If a picture paints a thousand words, then could a photo say it all? 6-7pm, 9 May 2023 This webinar will cover the varied applications of photography in dentistry as well as useful photography techniques for the dentist. Book your place
Achieving success in endodontics for the General Dental Practitioner: 6-7pm, 6 June 2023 This webinar will cover the fundamentals of achieving success in endodontics for the general dental practitioner. Book your place
Utilisation of extended reality in medical, surgical and dental education and its applications in global health: 6-7pm, 5 September 2023 This webinar will discuss background and definitions of extended reality (virtual reality, augmented reality and the metaverse); how the technology is evolving; its scientific evaluation and applications in medical; surgical and dental education and the role it plays in global health with the democratisation of knowledge using extended reality. Book your place
Update on OMFS for Doctors, Dentists and Future OMFS Trainees, 7 February 2023
Ross Leader, Specialty Trainee in OMFS, HEENW; Aimee Rowe, Clinical Fellow, East Midlands; and Patrick Magennis, Consultant OMFS, Liverpool for a detailed discussion covering the scope of practice and training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS).
Is it Worth it? Applying health economics in oral health
This webinar will cover applying health economics in oral health.
Inhalation sedation in paediatric dentistry, 10 May 2022
This webinar will cover the use of inhalation sedation for management of dentally anxious paediatric patients.
Management of severe tooth wear: high failure due to high risk? 12 April 2022
This webinar will identify relevant risk factors in patients with severe tooth wear and provide clear guidelines for the management of these patients.
Ceramic crown esthetics: zirconia versus lithium disil, 17 March 2022
The use of all-ceramic crowns has increased dramatically and this presentation will describe and illustrate the differences between the two most commonly used materials (zirconia and lithium disilicate) based on tooth translucency, dentin coloration, and amount of tooth reduction.
COVID-19: Omicron update: Q&A with the Intercollegiate Dental Deans, 25 January 2022
The recent surge of the Omicron variant has imposed significant new challenges and uncertainties to dentists and their teams, and huge pressure on the National Health Service in the UK and beyond.
The session will consist of a Q&A discussing how dental practices and units are coping with the current state of the pandemic.
FDS Careers Conference, July 2021
Explore all 22 videos in our FDS Careers Conference playlist on YouTube.
MFDS: The Inside Story, 14 October 2021
14 October 2021. This webinar aims to provide prospective candidates with information on both Part 1 and Part 2 of the MFDS examination. Candidates will be provided with information on how the examination is organised, delivered and also the very important rationale behind the marking scheme. Join Simon Littlewood, MFDS Examinations Chair; Caroline Harvey, MFDS Examination Development Lead and Ellie Baldock, trainee, to gain insight into the MFDS examination.
Paediatric dentistry in a brave new world, 16 September 2021
16 September 2021. This session will be of interest to anyone who wishes to improve children’s oral health. It will provide an overview of where we are now in paediatric dentistry – from our clinical ethos to our vision for the future. COVID-19 has provided both opportunities and challenges. We will explain the rationale for minimally invasive oral healthcare for children and describe commissioning models to encourage adoption in primary care, with guest Claire Stevens CBE.
Embedding meaningful patient and public involvement in health research, 15 June 2021
15 June 2021: This webinar will be of interest to everyone who wishes to learn more about the importance of patient and public involvement (PPI) in health research. Please contact the FDS Education team for a copy of the guidance notes.
Centralisation of specialist services - a way forward? 18 May 2021
18 May 2021: This session will be of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more on how services in the NHS can be re-configured as well as the advantages and disadvantages of centralisation.
Current concepts in cariology in practice, 13 April 2021
13 April 2021: This webinar will discuss the importance of caries detection and diagnosis as the first stage in providing effective care for patients. It will further highlight how this is then incorporated into evidence-based prevention focussed minimum-intervention oral care.
Simplifying Occlusion - Practical tips, 16 March 2021
16 March 2021: This webinar covers practical tips on how to improve disclusion/lateral and protrusive guidance without changing or increasing occlusal vertical dimension with Dr Devang Patel, Visiting Lecturer in Restorative Dental Practice (UCL).
COVID 19: Testing and vaccinations, 16 February 2021
16 February 2021: The panellists from the UK and Ireland Dental Faculties discussed issues and answered questions on COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, and what this means for dentistry. (Hosted by FGDP(UK)
Emerging techniques in facial and dental implant reconstruction, 23 February 2021
COVID-19 current perspectives - Q&A with the Deans of the Dental Faculties, 19 January 2021
19 January 2021: Join the Dental Deans of UK and Ireland for an interactive webinar which will provide an opportunity to discuss very real issues that the profession is facing in the wake of another national lockdown.
The new periodontal classification: how do we make it work in practice? 8 December
8 December 2020: This webinar will explain the rationale, strengths, weaknesses and controversies from the global implementation of the periodontal classification system over the last 18 months, and provide a simple system for rapid use in general practice with Professor Iain Chapple, Professor of Periodontology and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry.
Emerging trends and techniques in endodontics, 20 October
20 October 2020: Emerging trends and techniques in endodontics: the use of calcium silicate materials for pulpotomy and root canal treatment. With F Mannocci, Head of Endodontology at King's College London
Diploma for Membership of the faculty of Dental Surgery
October 2020: Expert information concerning the Diploma of Membership of the faculty of Dental Surgery
Meet the Dean and the new MFDS exam, 15 September
15 September 2020: Meet new FDS Dean, Matthew Garrett, and find out what is in store for the Faculty of Dental Surgery in the next three years. Matthew was joined by MFDS Lead Simon Littlewood, and MFDS examiner Caroline Harvey, to discuss the issues facing our profession today including plans for the new digital version of our MFDS membership examination.
COVID-19: Mental health and wellbeing, 2 June
2 June 2020: The deans of the dental faculties discuss COVID-19, mental health and host an open question and answer session.
COVID-19: Aerosols and patient safety, 19 May
Hosted by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in collaboration with Dental Deans of the UK/Irish Royal Colleges.
COVID-19: Preparing for the challenges ahead, 5 May
Hosted by FGDP (UK), and in collaboration with the Dental Deans and of the UK/Irish Colleges
COVID-19: Managing the emergency dental patient, 21 April
Hosted by The Royal College Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow, and in collaboration with Dental Deans of the UK/Irish Royal Colleges.
COVID-19: Q&A with intercollegiate dental deans, 7 April
Hosted by Royal College of Surgeons of England, and in collaboration with the Dental Deans of the UK/Irish Colleges.