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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.

Investigation report

Latest Performance Reviews

Performance Review - GDC 2016/17

The GDC has maintained the improvement in its performance we noted last year - meeting 23 out of the 24 of the Standards of Good Regulation

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

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

Recent cases