About Us

FGDP(UK) Northern is a dynamic group of dentists and DCPs. We represent all grass roots dentists and members of the dental team. We understand what it’s like to run a practice and the importance of learning new skills. It’s our goal to build a bigger, better community of dentists from Cumbria in the west to Tyneside in the east. We share knowledge and make it easier for the whole practice team to gain access to meaningful CPD training and affordable courses. Join us for our audit and study day in 2013 and help us make Northern a more interesting place to practise dentistry.

Our team

Valerie Silver, Director

I’d like to thank Andrew Greenwood for his excellent leadership of our division over the past 3 years. I hope I can do as good a job!

For those of you who don’t know me, here is a short history of my dental career. I come from a dental family – Dad, aunt, brother and brother in law all qualified at Newcastle too. I qualified in 1981 with BDS hons and I’ve worked as a GDP in the North East for 31 years.

I passed MFGDP in 1997 and Dip Con Sed in 2003. I trained FDs for 6 years then became an FD advisor for 7 years. I was on the DVTA and I still do assessments for the workforce department of HE.NE I am a practice owner and I take an active role in managing my practice.

I hope that in the future the Northern division will continue to thrive and take an active part in driving up dental standards in our area and I look forward to meeting you, perhaps at our planned audit in 2016.

Find out more about the people who run FGDP(UK) Northern