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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.

Shifting the balance: a better, fairer system of dental regulation

We want the system of dental regulation to be collaborative, where issues that arise are dealt with in the right place, delivering the right outcomes for patients and the public at the right cost, within an acceptable timeframe and in a proportionate manner.