Concerns about an education or training provider

The GDC has a legal responsibility under the Dentists Act 1984 (as amended) to check the quality of all UK dental and dental care professional (DCP) education and training programmes which lead to GDC registration.

We quality assure programmes to ensure that new entrants to the profession are able to work as part of a dental team and practice independently as safe beginners.

If you have concerns that an approved dental training provider is failing to meet the Standards for Education, we may be able to investigate. If a dentistry or DCP programme is found not to be meeting the Standards, the GDC can require the provider to take full and effective remedial action. The final decision on the approval of DCP programmes will be made by the Council. For dentistry programmes, the final decision requires referral to the Privy Council.

Please be aware that the GDC does not have any remit to deal with disputes relating to examination grades or classifications of awards, or to offer financial compensation.

You can report any concerns you have by contacting us directly at Education Quality Assurance Team. Further information is available in our Frequently Asked Questions.

If your concern related to a private dental professional, please contact the Dental Complaints Service.