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Research

In order to protect the public by regulating the dental team, we need to listen and understand the views of the public, patients and registrants. We draw upon these views to make policy and decisions on the basis of the best available evidence

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Listening to your views

We use a range of research and consultation methods to produce robust evidence and to reach as wide and diverse audience as possible.

These include: 

  • Publishing a consultation document on our website where you can let us know your view on key policies and procedures. The document which provides background to the issue, sets out the purpose of the consultation, and explains how to respond, via a questionnaire and the deadline for a response. 
  • Representative research surveys of patients, public and registrants which produce reliable evidence about what you think.
  • Focus groups and workshops to enable in depth and deliberative discussion of issues and to target sections of the general and registrant population not reached by other consultation methods.
  • Providing opportunities for feedback and open calls for ideas on key issues. 

Research library

Our research library contains reports, survey results and other information which we have used in our policy development and strategic decisions.

If you have questions about the research please get in touch.​​​

 

Research downloads

COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on dental professionals


This report provides the findings from the research we commissioned Ecorys UK to undertake in September and October 2020 to ...

Patients and the Public

Public Research 2020


The Public Research 2020 was undertaken on behalf of the GDC by Ipsos MORI and marks the eighth iteration of ...

COVID-19

COVID-19 and dentistry – survey of the UK public


This report provides the findings from our COVID-19 and dentistry survey of the UK public. The independent research was commissioned ...

Registrant Survey

2019 Dental Professional Survey


This report provides the findings from the 2019 Dental Professional Survey. This is the fifth time the survey has been ...