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General Dental Council (GDC)

The General Dental Council are an organisation which regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the United Kingdom. They set standards, hold a register, quality assure education and investigate complaints.

They regulate:

  • Dentists
  • Clinical dental technicians
  • Dental hygienists
  • Dental nurses
  • Dental technicians
  • Dental therapists
  • Orthodontic therapists.

How we oversee the General Dental Council

We review the performance of the General Dental Council each year. We give our report to Parliament and publish it on our website. We also review every decision made by the regulator's final fitness to practise panels. We include recent cases on this page. See more cases.

Read our review of the GDC's performance for 2015/16.

Investigation report

Latest Performance Reviews

Performance Review - GDC 2015/16

In our 2015/16 performance review, we are pleased to note that the GDC's performance for this year has improved considerably and, though it has not met all of the Standards, it has made good progress - meeting 21 out of 24

Read our summary of the GDC's performance in 2015/16

Our two-page snapshot provides an at a glance summary of our findings.

Recent cases