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Information released under the FOI Act

This log includes responses to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 disclosed in full or in part since 1 January 2018 which are of public interest and/or include information not otherwise available on the GDC's website. We have not included information that would breach the principles of the Data Protection Act (2018). 

The log is updated on a fortnightly basis. Please be mindful that the data is correct as of the date of disclosure. Where responses are changed as a result of an internal review we will amend the log accordingly.

If you still cannot find the information that you require after searching the log please submit a new request .

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General FOI requests

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Updated: Thu, 02 Jul 2020

Number of GDC staff furloughed and total gross annual salaries

Following a freedom of information request for the number of GDC staff on the job retention scheme and total salary the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Wed, 01 Jul 2020

Request for the number of time the GDC has quoted or used its habitual and vexatious policy over the last 10 years

Following a freedom of information request for the number of times it has quoted or used its habitual and vexatious policy over the last 10 years the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Mon, 29 Jun 2020

Request for datasets on diversity of registrants

Following a freedom of information request for the diversity of registrants and the diversity training for GDC staff the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Mon, 29 Jun 2020

Request for information from Council meeting on 13 May 2020 about payment by installments for Annual Registration Fee

Following a freedom of information request for the results of a vote in the GDC Council meeting on 13 May 2020 the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Wed, 10 Jun 2020

Request for dataset on the number of new dental nurse registrants in Wales in the last 5 years

Following a freedom of information request for the number of new dental nurse registrants in Wales over the last five years the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Fri, 05 Jun 2020

Request for datasets on number of registrants with GDC with Iran as place of birth

Following a freedom of information request for the number of GDC registrants with Iran as their place of birth the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Tue, 05 May 2020

Request for information on cost breakdown for individual Overseas Registration Examinations

Following a freedom of information request for a cost breakdown of each Overseas Registration Examination the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Mon, 04 May 2020

Request for datasets of country of qualification of dental hygienists and dental therapists and the assessment process

Following a request for the country of qualification for dental hygienists and dental therapists country of qualification and the GDC assessment process the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Fri, 01 May 2020

Request for datasets for Dental Complaints Service complaints and outcomes

Following a freedom of information request for the datasets of complaints dealt with by the Dental Complaints Service and outcomes the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Mon, 27 Apr 2020

Request for information for GDC legal expenditure over the last three years

Following a freedom of information request for the GDC legal expenditure over the last three years the following response was provided.

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on beauty therapists carrying out teeth whitening

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of beauty therapists carrying out teeth whitening the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on illegal tooth whitening practises reported by registrants

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of illegal tooth whitening practises reported by registrants the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for information relating to subject access requests

Following a freedom of information request for information relating to subject access requests the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of joiners and leavers to the specialist list for periodontology for 2017 and 2018

Following a freedom of information request for the number of joiners and leavers to the specialist list for periodontology for 2017 and 2018 the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for information on psychological training provided to GDC Staff

Following a freedom of information request for psychological training provided to GDC Staff the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for information on Privacy Policy

​Following a freedom of information request regarding the GDC's privacy policy the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on removals from the General Dental Council register

Following a freedom of information request for detail on removals from the GDC register the GDC provided the following response

Complaints and fitness to practise process

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for datasets on complaints by age and gender

Following a freedom of information request regarding datasets on complaints the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on warnings issued to GDC registrants

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of warnings issued to GDC registrants the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on registrants about whom the GDC received complaints in relation to cross control

Following a freedom of information request for the number of registrants about whom the GDC received complaints in relation to cross control the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on Jersey based GDC registrants who have undergone Fitness to Practise hearings and decisions in the last 10 years including their gender and date of birth

Following a freedom of information request for dataset on Jersey based GDC registrants, who have undergone Fitness to Practise hearings and decisions in the last 10 years including their gender and date of birth the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for information on social media monitoring policy

Following a freedom of information request for information on social media monitoring policy the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for datasets on complaints

Following a freedom of information request regarding datasets on complaints the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of lack of consent allegation cases referred to a Fitness to Practice Committee and the outcome of cases where lack of consent was an issue

Following a freedom of information request for the number of lack of consent allegation cases referred to a Fitness to Practice Committee and the outcome of cases where lack of consent was an issue, the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of cases received regarding dentists and dental care professionals by consideration group. ​

Following a freedom of information request for the number of cases received regarding dentists and dental care professionals by consideration group the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for information on the number of registrants who were represented at a practice committee

Following a freedom of information request for information on the number of registrants who were represented at a practice committee the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for guidance on charging allegations and integrity

Following a freedom of information request regarding guidance on charging allegations and integrity the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Dataset on warnings issued to GDC registrants

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of warnings issued to GDC registrants the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of unrepresented registrants at IOC and fitness to practise hearings

Following a freedom of information request for the number of unrepresented registrants at IOC and fitness to practise hearings the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of fitness to practise hearings held over the last financial year

Following a freedom of information request for the number of fitness to practise hearings held over the last financial year the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of fitness to practise cases relating to implants and failed implants and the failure to take appropriate radiographs

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of fitness to practise cases relating to implants and failed implants and the failure to take appropriate radiographs the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of dental practitioners reported to the GDC for the loss of patient information

Following a freedom of information request for the number of dental practitioners reported to the GDC for the loss of patient information the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of current open fitness to practice cases involving periodontal issues

Following a freedom of information request for the number of current open fitness to practice cases involving periodontal issues the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of complaints involving orthodontic cases in the last five years

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of complaints involving orthodontic cases in the last five years the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the assistance available to unrepresented registrants at hearings and GDC Samaritans training

Following a freedom of information request regarding the assistance available to registrants who have attended a fitness to practice hearing with no legal representation and also the training received from the GDC from Samaritans the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of cases involving dentists in the UK in the last 5 years

Following a freedom of information request for the number of cases involving dentists in the UK in the last five years the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of cases there have been involving hygienists and hygiene therapists in the UK

Following a freedom of information request for the number cases there have been involving hygienists and hygiene therapists in the UK the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on reporting of Female Genital Mutilation

Following a freedom of information request regarding reporting of Female Genital Mutilation the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of allegations of a sexual nature

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of allegations of a sexual nature received by the GDC within the period 2014-2018 the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 26 Feb 2018

Request for standards and dataset on FTP cases involving record keeping

Following a freedom of information request regarding the standards and dataset on FTP cases involving record keeping the GDC provided the following response

Registrations and assessments

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Updated: Fri, 11 Oct 2019

Dataset on the oral surgery and orthodontics list

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of applications for oral surgery and orthodontics the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on registrants by ethnicity and gender

Following a freedom of information request regarding dataset on registrants by ethnicity and gender the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for UK registrants dataset by county age and gender

Following a freedom of information request regarding the data of registrants by county age and gender the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on registrants having their registration restored on the GDC register

Following a freedom of information request for the number of registrants having their registration restored on the GDC register the GDC provided the following response.

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on orthodontic therapists

Following a freedom of information request for the number of orthodontic therapists the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on oral surgery specialists

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of oral surgery specialists the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on ORE Part 2 exam

Following a freedom of information request regarding dataset on the ORE Part 2 exam the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on number of registered dentists and DCPS separated by NHS and Private practitioners and overseas and UK trained practitioners

​Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of registered dentists and DCPS separated by NHS and Private practitioners and overseas and UK trained practitioners the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on dentists who qualified in Poland

Following a freedom of information request for dentists who qualified in Poland the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on dentists registered at an overseas address

Following a freedom of information request for the number of dentists registered at an overseas address the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on applicants of the specialist list via route 1 and 2

Following a freedom of information request for the number of applicants of the specialist list via route 1 and 2 the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on registrants with criminal convictions

Following a freedom of information request for the number of registrants with criminal convictions the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of years dentists have qualified for and the number of dentists holding secondary qualifications

Following a freedom of information request for the number of years dentists have qualified for and the number of dentists holding secondary qualifications the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for information on registrants by region of qualification

Following a freedom of information request for information on registrants by region of qualification the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of registered dentists and CCST in orthodontics in the UK

Following a freedom of information request for the number of registered dentists and CCST in orthodontics in the UK the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of registered Dental nurses in Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Hampshire

Following a freedom of information request for the number of registered Dental nurses in Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Hampshire the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Following a freedom of information request for dataset on the number of registered dentists, specialist orthodontists and disciplinary actions the GDC provided the following response

Following a freedom of information request for dataset on the number of registered dentists, specialist orthodontists and disciplinary actions the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of dentists who were erased from the GDC register and applied for restoration

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of dentists who were erased from the GDC register and applied for restoration the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of dentists restoring to the GDC register

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of dentists restoring to the GDC register the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of dentists on the GDC register by country of origin

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of dentists on the GDC register by country of origin the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of dental hygienists registered who have an American dental hygienist qualification

Following a freedom of information request for the number of dental hygienists registered who have an American dental hygienist qualification the GDC provided the following response

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of dental hygienists and therapists

Following a freedom of information request for the number of dental hygienists and therapists the GDC provided the following response