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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 latest review for the GDC 2022/23 and how see how they are meeting the Standards of Good Regulation.

How is the GDC meeting the Standards in its latest review?

An image showing how many standards the GDC met in 2022-23

Latest Performance Reviews

Read our latest performance review of the GDC for 2016/17.

Read our summary of the GDC's performance in 2016/17

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

Recent cases