Regulation

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.

GDC raises serious concern for thousands of DCPs at risk of removal from the register for CPD non-compliance

On July 31, 2018 almost 36,000 dental care professionals (DCPs) will reach the end of their five-year CPD cycle, and those registrants must submit their CPD statement to the General Dental Council...

2019 ARF to remain unchanged – GDC justification and the profession’s reaction

The General Dental Council (GDC) has announced that the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) will remain unchanged for 2019. In reaching the decision, the regulator weighed the complex picture of external risk...