Regulation

Equality, diversity and inclusion strategy announced

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published an update of its equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy. The plans will be in place until 2026.

GDC responds to the consultation on provisional registration

The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed the government’s consultation on provisional registration for overseas-qualified dentists.

Overseas Registration Examination tender for the next five years open

 The General Dental Council (GDC) has announced that tendering has opened for the provision of the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) Part 1 and Part 2 for the next five years.

Fitness to practise pilot extended

The General Dental Council (GDC) has announced that its fitness to practise pilot will run until October 2024.

GDC has published a review of fitness to practise data

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published the findings from research designed to help it to unlock the potential of GDC fitness to practise data. 

New CDO for England appointed

Following an open recruitment process, NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care has announced Jason Wong's appointment as chief dental officer for England. 

Government to review the duty of candour system

A new call for evidence launched by the government on April 16, 2024, aims to capture and consider views about how the duty of candour system is honoured, monitored and enforced in health and social...

General Dental Council welcomes chief executive officer

The General Dental Council (GDC) has announced that Tom Whiting has been appointed as its new chief executive officer and registrar.

Update the dental antibiotic guidelines to protect high-risk heart patients, urge researchers

Researchers led by the University of Sheffield are urging the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to review dental antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines to protect those at high risk...

GDC publishes an update on transparency and trust

The General Dental Council (GDC) has provided an update on work underway to address concerns about the level of detail that is put into the public domain regarding serious concerns considered by an...

GDC appoints interim director

Clare Paget has been appointed as interim executive director of legal and governance of the General Dental Council (GDC) from March 4, 2024. 

General Dental Council unveils rules and fees for international registration

The General Dental Council (GDC) has agreed to new rules for registering internationally qualified dentists and dental care professionals from March 9, 2024. A new application processing fee for...