Dentists facing uphill struggle, as missed appointments top 14m

The British Dental Association has warned dentists face an uphill struggle to restore services unless government is willing to support costs for new equipment that could radically expand patient...

GDC publishes 2019 registration report

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published a statistical report detailing the registration of dentists and dental care professionals, providing a snapshot of register data as of December 31, 2019....

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...