We maintain a register of dental professionals who meet our standards and can lawfully practise dentistry in the UK.
Everyone who joins the register must be suitably qualified, or pass an assessment, and meet health, character, and English language requirements to be considered fit to practise as a member of the dental team.
Dental professional numbers for 2022
The table below shows the total number of dentists and DCPs on the register as of 31 December 2022. DCPs who have more than one title, for example a dental hygienist who is also a dental therapist, are only counted once in this table.
There was a 0.6% increase in the total number of dental professionals on our register, from 114,777 at the end of 2021 to 115,451 at the end of 2022 (note: 129 Dentists are also registered as DCPs therefore are included in both numbers in the table).
The composition of the register by dental grouping as of 31 December 2022
The table below is a count of the number of members of each type of dental professional on the register. A dental professional who has more than one title is counted once for each title that they hold. Therefore, the total for this table is greater than the overall total number of registrants.
There was a 0.5% increase in the overall number of registered titles in 2022, from 121,824in 2021 to 122,432 in 2022.