Regulation

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.

General Dental Council reduces Annual Retention Fee

Following a consultation on its strategy for the next three years, the General Dental Council (GDC) has today announced a reduction of the Annual Retention Fee (ARF), the fee all dental professionals...

GDC plans on the right track, says DDU

GDC plans to ensure patients are better signposted to the right place to make complaints, were welcomed by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

Launch of new guidelines for denture adhesives

The Oral Health Foundation has published a new set of global science-based guidelines for denture adhesives.

BDA calls for dental revolution in care homes

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on the parlous state of plans, policies and provision for oral health in care homes; publishing...

GDC seeks views on its strategy for 2020-2022

The General Dental Council (GDC) today launched a consultation on its strategy for 2020-22, Working with the dental team for public safety and confidence. The consultation seeks, for the first time, a...

GDC changes approach to setting fees

In Shifting the balance, the General Dental Council (GDC) said it wanted to develop a new approach to setting fees, which would better explain how and why funds were used, be clearer about how costs...

GDC changes quality assurance for dentists’ education and training

In Shifting the Balance, as part of an increased emphasis on upstream regulation designed to focus more on the prevention of harm to patients, the General Dental Council (GDC) made a commitment to...

DDU welcomes complaints handling principles

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today it was happy to be one of the 28 organisations supporting the newly published GDC principles of complaints handling.

Dental Protection urges dentists to pay their ARF to avoid significant disruption and potential sanctions

Throughout the past years, Dental Protection has been contacted by an increasing number of dentists who have failed to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) to the General Dental Council (GDC) by...

Make complaining easy for patients, advises DDU

 It should be easy for patients who are unhappy about some aspect of their treatment to raise this with their treating dental professional or practice, says the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

Dental Protection judicial review successfully overturns GDC warning over minor driving offence

Dental Protection has successfully challenged the General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) decision in which the regulator tried to re-impose a warning on a dentist for a minor road traffic conviction.