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Dentist with tools

The GDC's Council

The Council is the GDC's strategic body. It meets several times a year to decide policy, set strategic direction and approve key organisational changes. The Council works to promote public safety and ensure that the public have confidence in the dental profession.

A large part of the Council's role is to scrutinise the work of the organisation, set a positive tone and culture, seek assurance over the way in which the organisation is run and hold the Executive to account.

What we do

The General Dental Council (GDC) is the UK-wide statutory regulator of around 115,000 members of the dental team.

A council meeting

Who we are

The GDC is run by the Council, its committees and the Executive team. Find out about the people and the committees they are part of.