Following the completion of the 2021 dental care professional (DCP) annual renewal fee collection, there are now 69,625 DCPs on the register as of 3 August, which is an increase on the equivalent figure for 2020 of 68,871.
This year, 4,618 people did not renew their registration, which is 6.6% of those on the register on 31 July, compared with an average of 6.5% over the preceding five years.
Every year, people choose to leave the register for a range of reasons but in the past year there has been a net increase in DCP registrants over this renewal cycle.
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ARF payments received (by 31 July)
Register count following removals2
Removals as % of ARF payments received
1 The register numbers change daily. The register count includes ARF payments, restorations, Fitness to Practise retentions and new additions to the register (between 1 and 3 August for 2021).
2 Register count in week following the renewal period (for 2021 this was 3 August).
3 Reasons for removal include voluntary removal, non-payment, retirement, and notifications of death.