Updating your details

Updating your details

As a registrant you need to inform us promptly of any changes to your registered details. This includes changes to contact details or your name, as well as your bank details if you pay the annual retention fee by Direct Debit. Keeping us up to date is vital. If we don't have your correct address our letters may not reach you and you could also miss out on other important GDC requests and updates.

How can I change my registered contact details?
How can I change my registered name?
I intend to retire or take a break from the profession, do I need to tell you?
I registered through experience, how can I add my new qualification ot the register?
I'm already registered, how can I add another DCP title?
Can I add an additional qualification?
I'm a temporary registrant, how do I extend the length of my registration?

 

How can I change my registered contact details?

To change your registered address, email address or phone numbers, simply login to your eGDC account and edit your contact details. Visit eGDC if you have not yet created an account.

To ensure registered details can only be changed by an appropriate person ,we cannot undertake requests to change registered details by telephone, email, fax or any other electronic method.

How can I change my registered name?

If your name has changed and you wish to practise under your new name, please download and print the change of name form below.

You should complete and return it to us along with certified copies of documentary evidence such as your marriage certificate or a change of name deed poll.

To ensure registered details can only be changed by an appropriate person we cannot undertake requests to change registered details by telephone, email, fax or any other electronic method.

If you require assistance please contact one of our advisors at information@gdc-uk.org or call us on 0845 222 4141 or +44 (0) 20 7887 3800 from overseas.

Change of name form​ (180KB, PDF)

Your documentary evidence should be certified by a person of professional standing (in any country) such as a:

  • dentist
  • dental care professional
  • doctor
  • person entitled to practise law
  • minister of religion
  • bank/building society official
  • chiropodist
  • civil servant
  • MP
  • officer of the armed forces
  • optician
  • police officer
  • teacher
  • pharmacist
  • or persons of similar standing.

A certified copy is one:

  • On which the person certifying has confirmed in writing, in English, that they have inspected the original document and that the copy is a true copy; and
  • Where the person certifying is the head of the applicant’s dental training school or their nominee or the person responsible for supervision of the applicant’s training, or another person of professional standing (in any country) including a dentist, doctor, person entitled to practise law, minister of religion or a civil servant ; and
  • Where the copy bears the name, address and signature of the person certifying it; and
  • Where the person certifying the document is not the applicant themself, or a member of their family.
Returning your documentary evidence
 
If you would like the GDC to return your documentary evidence please select one of the two options on the form, indicating whether you would like your documents returned via recorded delivery or standard post.
 
Please note: Choosing recorded delivery will incur an administraton charge of £10, so you will need to enclose a cheque (made payable to the General Dental Council), or provide an email address so that electronic payment can be requested.
 

I intend to retire or take a break from the profession, do I need to tell you?

You may remain registered even if you are not working, but please bear in mind your CPD cycle continues regardless of your employment status, as your cycles are set by the date of your first registration. You can also remove your name from the Register and restore it at a later time. Email or write to us to request a Voluntary Removal form.

RegistrationOperations@gdc-uk.org

Registration Operations
37 Wimpole Street
London
W1G 8DQ

If you are going to work abroad, you may need a certificate of current professional status from us.

 

I registered through experience, how can I add my new qualification to the register?

If you joined the register under the verified competency route and you have now gained a recognised qualification, you can add this to the register. Please complete the personal details section of the application form and return it to us with a certified copy of your new qualification certificate. There is no fee for this service.

 

I’m already registered, how can I add another DCP title?

If you are already registered and have since qualified in another area, you can request the relevant dental care professional title to be added to the register. Please complete the personal details, qualification and payment sections of the application form and return it to us with a £12 administration fee. There is no additional annual retention fee for any extra DCP titles you have.

 

Can I add an additional qualification?

We are not currently adding any additional skills or qualifications* to either the dentist or DCP Registers, no matter when they were obtained. This decision was made in October 2007. Since this decision was made we have held consultations in which we sought stakeholders’ views on this issue.  This was followed up with further stakeholder workshops covering the issue, and research to determine patients’ views.

Dentists whose additional qualifications were added to the register prior to this decision being taken will retain their listed qualifications in the register until a policy decision has been agreed by the Council.

*Qualifications that are not recognised for registration

 

I am a temporary registrant, how do I extend the length of my registration?

Temporary registration allows dentists who are not eligible for full registration to practise dentistry in the UK in supervised posts for training, teaching, or research purposes only, and for a limited period.  If you are a temporary registrant and your current period of registration has expired, you will need to complete a new application form for your next contract of employment - please contact us to request a form.