GDC makes improvements to how dental professionals restore their registration

The General Dental Council (GDC) has made it easier for dental professionals to restore their name to the registers so that they can practise in the UK.

Reforms urged as dental professionals under investigation report consider quitting dentistry

Dental Protection has called for radical reform to how the General Dental Council (GDC) investigates dental professionals, as new research reveals significant numbers are experiencing suicidal...

Legislation on GDC reform needs to be “brought forward”, urges defence organisation

Dental Protection has raised concerns about the lack of progress with reform to the GDC’s legislation and has called on the government to commit to a specific timetable for improving dental...

GDC publishes research on the public’s views and experiences of dentistry

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published its latest round of research into the public’s views and experiences of dentistry, which encompasses views on a range of issues, including the use of and...

Overseas Registration Exam Part 1 places to triple

The General Dental Council (GDC) has tripled the number of places available for the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) Part 1 in response to the current demand.  

“The pace of change is still disappointingly slow”: GDC comments on regulatory reform

Government proposals that pave the way for full-scale reform of the regulatory frameworks of all healthcare professional regulators, including the General Dental Council (GDC), closed for comments on...

General Dental Council publishes Annual Report and Accounts

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2022 on May 11, 2023.

NHS update: Reflections on direct access

May’s update from Sara Hurley was a special focus letter focused on direct access.

Organisation requests that the GDC clarify the Scope of Practice guidance

Dental Protection has urged the General Dental Council (GDC) to provide further clarity on the boundaries for each registrant type and an assessment of complex skills in the proposed revised Scope of...

General Dental Council publishes Costed Corporate Plan 2023

As part of the General Dental Council’s (GDC) approach to strategic planning, the regulator has published its Costed Corporate Plan 2023 – 2025.

General Dental Council proposes revised guidance on indemnity and insurance

The General Dental Council (GDC) is consulting on plans to improve its guidance on indemnity and insurance, to support dental professionals in meeting their obligations to patients.