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Our dental webinars

FDS webinars enable members in the UK and overseas to engage in topical debate within the profession and 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


Recorded webinars

Management and leadership in healthcare delivery, Dr Laura Gartshore - 16 April 2024

Management and leadership in healthcare delivery, Dr Laura Gartshore                                                                                                                                


Utilisation of extended reality in medical, surgical and dental education and its applications in gl, Professor Jag Dhanda, 5 September 23

Achieving Success in Endodontics for the General Dental Practitioner, Oliver Jones and Kasim Bhutt – 6 June 23 

This webinar will cover the fundamentals of achieving success in endodontics for the general dental practitioner.

Dental Photography: If a picture paints a thousand words, then could a photo say it all? 9 May 2023 with David Morris and Naeem Adam

This webinar will cover the varied applications of photography in dentistry as well as useful photography techniques for the dentist. 

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

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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