Research day for DCPs

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) will be hosting the second in a unique series of research events for DCPs on 27 November 2010.

This free event builds on the highly successful introductory event in June 2009 which aimed to promote research activities among DCPs.

The research day will once again be a collaboration between the FGDP(UK) and the British Society for Dental Hygienists and Therapists, with additional sponsorship from partners in the British dental trade.

The programme will focus on the progress made since June 2009 and will include a report of a pilot study into DCP skills usage and plans for a national study of Dental Hygienists skills usage and job satisfaction.

There will be a series of presentations from DCPs on their achievements in the field of research.

The programme will also include essential information on the opportunities for further progression in research, including presentations on retrospective studies, undertaking a PhD and literature review. 

Delegates will have the opportunity to take part in breakout group sessions on producing research abstracts and posters led by DCPs and dentists who have produced and presented research posters and abstracts as well as research topic selection and literature searching in small groups.

Ken Eaton, FGDP(UK) national research facilitator and leader of the initiative, said: ‘Although in the past active involvement in research has not been of interest to the vast majority of DCPs, it has been very encouraging to see the enthusiasm of the small minority who have become involved and the results that they have achieved. I am particularly pleased by feedback I have received from DCPs, that the deeper insights they have obtained from research has changed the way in which they treat their patients.’

The Research Day is open to all DCPs who are involved or interested in developing in the field of research.

There is no fee for the meeting and certificates for five hours of verifiable CPD will be provided to delegates.

Registration will be at 10am the Research Day starts at 10.30am and will finish at 4pm.

For further details, and to register for the event, contact the Amrita Narain on 020 7869 6750 or email

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