Deadline approaching for dentists to sign up to pay ARF by instalments

28 October 2021

The deadline for dentists who wish to pay their annual retention fee (ARF) by instalments is Sunday, October 31. 

The General Dental Council (GDC) introduced the new pay by instalments option to support dental professionals who pay their own fee by enabling them to spread the cost over the year. For dentists, this is four direct debits of £170. 

To take advantage of the option this year, dentists need to log in to eGDC and select the quarterly direct debit option no later than October 31, 2021. 

Where dentists hold specialist titles, the annual fee of £72 per title will also be collected in the first direct debit. For further information visit the GDC’s Pay by instalments Direct Debit webpage.