General Dental Council

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The General Dental Council (GDC) is the organisation which regulates dental professionals in the United Kingdom. All dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists, clinical dental technicians and orthodontic therapists must be registered with the GDC to work in the UK.

The GDC aims are:
  • To protect patients.
  • To promote confidence in dentists and dental care professionals.
  • To be at the forefront of healthcare regulation.
What they do:
  • Register qualified professionals.
  • Set standards of dental practice and conduct.
  • Assure the quality of dental education.
  • Ensure professionals keep up-to-date.
  • Help patients with complaints about a dentist or a dental care professional.
  • Work to strengthen patient protection.

Last updated on 21/07/2012

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