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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 of the GDC and how they are meeting the Standards of Good Regulation.


How is the GDC meeting the Standards in its latest review?GDC performance review 2017-18 screenshot

Latest performance review

Performance Review - GDC 2017/18

Our latest review of the GDC sees it meeting 22 out of 24 of our Standards of Good Regulation - during this review period we noted a deterioration in its timeliness in progressing fitness to practise cases

Read our summary of the GDC's performance in 2017/18

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

Investigation report

Recent cases