Regulation

Regulator’s annual report indicates improved efficiency

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published its ‘Annual Report and Accounts for 2023’, highlighting a year focused on public protection.  

GDC launches public consultation on revamped specialist list application routes 

The General Dental Council (GDC) has launched a 10-week public consultation on proposed amendments to the Specialist List Assessed Application (SLAA) routes.    

GDC announces policy change to publication of IOC outcomes 

The General Dental Council (GDC) has announced a change to what will be published following decisions by the Interim Orders Committee (IOC) after a review of its policy.  

Trends in fitness to practise

Clare Callan explains why the General Dental Council (GDC) is seeing fewer concerns and closing more cases at the early stages of the process.

GDC welcomes powers for dental hygienists and therapists to supply and administer medicines

The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed a legislative change, effective June 26, 2024, that aims to improve direct access for patients to dental hygienists and therapists while promoting better...

Mixed perceptions of the GDC among early career dental professionals, report says

Most early career dental professionals hold either a positive (44 per cent) or neutral (30 per cent) perception of the General Dental Council (GDC), with dental care professionals viewing the GDC more...

Check your CPD in time!

Dental Protection has urged dental care professionals (DCPs) to check their CPD hours ahead of time in case they need to make up any shortfall before the registration renewal deadline.

GDC has welcomed provisional registration consultation

The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed the government’s consultation on provisional registration for overseas-qualified dentists. The regulator said it represents a valuable opportunity for...

General Dental Council opens renewal period for dental professionals 

The General Dental Council (GDC) has opened the annual renewal period for dental care professionals (DCPs).  

GDC welcomes its new CEO

Tom Whiting has joined the General Dental Council (GDC) as its chief executive officer and registrar.

Union urges GDC to reduce the backlog in the case examiners process

MDDUS, a dental defence specialist, has called on the General Dental Council (GDC) to redouble its commitment to reduce the existing backlog in the case examiners process.

GDC publishes statistical reports for 2023

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published its annual Registration and Fitness to Practise statistical reports for 2023.