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About the General Dental Council

We are an independent organisation which regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the UK.

We set dental standards, hold a register of qualified dental professionals, quality assure education and investigate concerns about treatment or conduct.

Regulatory reform

The Department of Health and Social Care has published a consultation document, Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public, setting out proposals for reforming the legislation under which each of the healthcare professional regulators operate, including the GDC.