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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.

Upcoming webinars

There are currently no planned webinars.

Recorded webinars

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

23rd February 2021: This webinar will introduce new and emerging techniques in facial and dental reconstruction utilising advances in surgical dissection, digital workflow and biomaterials which have enabled a more personalised approach to reconstruction of the dento-facial complex.  


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.

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