Dentistry programmes and qualifications

Listed below are details of qualifications leading to registration with the GDC as a dentist, and the schools that offer these qualifications.

Registering with the GDC

If you wish to register with us, please check that your qualification is listed below. If it is, you can then apply for registration. If you hold an older qualification, not listed below, please check our list of historic qualifications or contact us.

If you have qualified outside the UK, please check your route to registration.

Inspection reports

Under the details for each school are links to the most recent GDC inspection reports for each programme. Please note that the first report for a programme will not be published until the year the first cohort graduates, or later if a decision on the programmes' ongoing sufficiency for registration cannot be made at that point. At the end of each report are observations received from the school on the contents of the report and any requirements and recommendations made by the GDC.


School of Dentistry
​Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry
​School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences
Institute of Dentistry

​Bachelor of Dental Surgery (in conjunction with Dundee Dental School)

University of Aberdeen programme report with observations 2019

​School of Dentistry
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
​Peninsula Dental School

BDS four year graduate entry programme

Plymouth University inspection report with observations 2019


​The School of Clinical Dentistry