The General Dental Council (GDC) is the UK-wide statutory regulator of just under 110,000 members of the dental team, including approximately 45,000 dentists and 65,000 dental care professionals.
Our primary purpose is to protect patient safety and maintain public confidence in dental services. To achieve this, we register qualified dental professionals, set standards for the dental team, investigate complaints about dental professionals' fitness to practise, and work to ensure the quality of dental education.
We are the organisation which regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the United Kingdom. We keep up-to-date registers of these dentists and dental care professionals. To join our registers, they need to meet the professional standards we set.
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