The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has announced that it is offering dental students access to a leading dental e-learning package.
Students who enrol as members of the new College now have access to a growing library of over 350 online training courses and webinar recordings, as well as regular live seminars, through the ProDental platform. ProDental CPD is the UK's largest independent provider of dental e-learning, serving over 30,000 users with live and on-demand content on their desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
Since its establishment last year as the successor to the Faculty of General Dental Practice, the College has been co-producing webinars with ProDental on subjects of interest to the general dental team, including the College's guidance and standards publications, the themes explored in its quarterly Primary Dental Journal (PDJ), and events to support its emerging Career Pathways programme for dental professionals.
Our new offer for dental students will complement undergraduate studies while also enabling them to look beyond dental school'
To date, the College has offered access to these - as well as to ProDental's 900 hours of additional content, GDC-compliant CPD certification of all learning undertaken, and a bespoke online personal development planning tool (e-PDP) - to its Associate Members, Full Members, Associate Fellows and Fellows from across the dental team.
This access is now available to Student Members of the College. All those undertaking dental education and training in the UK prior to registration are eligible to join the College as Student Members, and a one-off fee of £10 gives membership until the completion of their pre-registration study.
Student Members also get free or discounted access to CGDent events and study days, regular news and events listings from the College, and online access to the PDJ and PDJ Archive, a rich resource of over 1,300 clinical and professional articles from a journal uniquely dedicated to general dental practice.
Dr Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry, said: 'One of the College's key missions is to support dental professionals at all stages to progress in their careers. Our new offer for dental students will complement undergraduate studies while also enabling them to look beyond dental school and arrive armed and ready to succeed in the next phase of their professional lives.'
Dental students wishing to enjoy these benefits should visit https://cgdent.uk/join/.
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CGDent offers students e-learning package. BDJ Student 29, 3 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41406-022-0309-8