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The latest news from Gloucestershire Independent Dentists

2018-2019 Season

The 2018-2019 Postgraduate season starts on September 28th for all groups. Please register if coming asap.


The next GID study day is on April 27th and is the last meeting before the summer recess. The newly designed certificates that are compliant with the current GDC requirements will be in force by then. It has taken rather longer to produce than hoped for but we needed to get it right.

2017 Wine Tasting

The annual GID wine tasting is being held on Saturday November 25th in The Panoramic Suite at the Cheltenham Racecourse. The vent will begin at 1900 and will be in the smae format as past years. A postal invitation is being sent out. Partners are welcome.

Please RSVP to or 07766878356

GID's Silver Jubilee

2017 sees the silver jubilee of GID. Formed in 1992 as a result of Government action the group has gone from strength to strength. The Committee are planning a celebration on Saturday October 14th to include all GID group members at the Pittville Pump Room starting at 1930.

Full details are to be found on the flier that is showing on each group's home page.

Tickets are £25 each, partners are welcome, and can be bought by contacting Mark on

GID 2016 Christmas Party

The 2016 Christmas Party was the "best ever" packed with fun and high jinks. Having nearly drowned in the Dental Directory champagne reception the revellers paused for a light supper and some magic before visiting the GID vodka luge. Thus fortified and with excellent music the dancing began. The novelty photobooth was very popular as was the cocktail bar. The vodka lug, designed by Sarah Farrier, in the shape of the GID logo was very popular and added immensely to the party. It is just possible that the odd member had one shot too many but then Christmas comes but once a year. 

The vodka luge prior to its transfer to the Tate Modern!

Be sure to enter the date for this year's party in you diary asap.



The 2016 GID Christmas Party is on Friday December 16th at the Cheltenham Racecourse. The format is the same as last year's very successful and fun event.

Tickets are £40 each to include food, enytertainment and a champagne reception.

Please apply with number of tickets required to:

Numbers are limited so hurry hurry.....

GID Charity Golf Day

Please click on the following links for a full account of the 2015 event and the charities helped and for details of this year's event.

GID 2015 news for John latest.pdf

2016 Email Invite for charity golf day.pdf

Dental Directory and GID go Racing

Dental Directory and GID invite you to come racing this Spring on April 27th at the Cheltenham Racecourse. The last meeting of the season is a very relaxing and convivial way to spend an eveing in the warm and light spring evening.

Course opens at  1530  with the first race at  1730

Tickets are £18 each

Food outlets available on the racecourse

Sponsored bar in a spacious room with access to the Grandstand and on hand betting facilities.


Please contact Ali Hunt  on  to reserve your place. 

Click here for official flyer    DD GID racing compressed.pdf

Website Goes LIVE

The new GID website went live for real on Friday when three courses were running. Designed and constructed by MA Designs of Cheltenham who were on site to help the secretaries and to answer any queries from the members it took GID well and truly into the new age of computer technology. A couple of little glitches were swiftly ironed out and site performed as I had hoped it would. The exact timing of logging in and out and the allowance for breaks will ensure that the CPD hours are an exact record of each members attendance.

Please be patient with the transfer of all the historical data from the old site, it will happen but due to the bespoke nature of the old site transfer has been more difficult than first thought.

Please also take the time to enter the new site and reset your password. The biggest problem has been incorrect or no e mail address entered on the old site. Also it is worth checking your junk mail folder for the reset password link.

There are some developments in hand that will enhance the site still further but we are always open to suggestions for improvement.

Christmas Party

The second GID Christmas Party built on the success of last year's event...and how! 170 revellers ate, drank, danced and celebrated the beginning of the Christmas season. The champagne reception, kindly sponsored by Dental Directory, got everyone in the party mood and the cocktail bar was in great demand. Sadly the photobooth people did not show up but Archie Manners's slight of hand kept everyone entertained.

The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the vodka luge, excellently demonstrated by Sarah Farrier, and the anatomical detail of the sculpture left us in doubt that it was an upper molar. As the evening wore on the molar developed external root resorption that was untreatable except by antisceptic irrigation by vodka which increased the difficulty of collecting the vodka. Sadly this treatment will not be written up in the BDJ.

The band played and the disco blared until the evening finished in the early hours of Saturday. 

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