Regulation

GDC thematic review on preparedness for practice finds no safety concerns

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published the findings from its first education quality assurance thematic review, which focused on the preparedness for practice of UK-trained dental students at...

Joint announcement from the BADT and BSDHT

The British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) and the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) have taken the unusual step of directly contacting each appointed council member of...

GDC publishes findings from ‘professionalism’ research

The findings from independent research, which was designed to inform a better shared understanding of professionalism, have been published by the General Dental Council (GDC).

Covid-19: Dental Protection calls for GDC leniency

The GDC has been asked to take a lenient approach to complaints related to the treatment of patients during this Covid-19 crisis by an indemnifier. Dental Protection's survey of 500-plus dentists,...

GDC under fire as ARF remains unchanged during COVID-19 crisis

The GDC has come in for criticism from the profession for failing to be flexible in its registration payments amid the Covid-19 crisis.

GDC seeks 24 dental professionals for Fitness to Practise panel

The General Dental Council (GDC) has today begun a search for 24 dental professionals (18 dentists and six dental care professionals) to sit on its Fitness to Practise panel.  

The GDC’s updated response to COVID-19: providing treatment in uncertain times

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, the challenges facing dental professionals are changing. The importance of effective infection control within dental primary care settings remains, but...

The GDC's updated response to COVID-19: regulating in uncertain times

The GDC has released an update to all UK-registered dental professionals in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GDC: How we will continue to regulate in light of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

The GDC has released a statement on the impact of coronavirus on its operations, alongside a joint statement with other statutory regulators of health and care professionals. 

GDC announces registration application fee introduction

The General Dental Council (GDC) has today announced that registration application fees are being introduced from January 1, 2020. The fees are being brought in to cover the costs relating to...

What are the boundaries of acceptable professional behaviour?

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is encouraging dental professionals to help influence the regulatory standards to which the profession will be held in future.

Dentists’ Annual Renewal now open

The Annual Renewal period for UK registered dentists is now open.

Concern over dental regulator’s covert investigations

The leading protection organisation for dentists has said it is “disappointed and concerned” that the General Dental Council (GDC) is engaging in undercover investigations which are attempting to...

GDC publishes outcome report on its three-year strategy consultation

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published the outcome report from the consultation on its three-year strategy, which closed earlier this year.

The BADN responds to reduction in ARF

The BADN welcomes the very slight reduction by the GDC in the Annual Retention Fee for dental nurses of £2 per year, for the next three years.