The number of dental care professionals (DCPs) on the UK Register, following the recent annual renewal period, has risen when compared with the trajectory of previous years. On the morning after removals there were 71,769 DCPs on the Register, an increase of 2,093 on the equivalent figure for 2022.
This year, 3,541 DCPs did not renew their registration, which is 4.9% of those who had renewed their registration by 31 July. This compares to an average of 6.4% over the previous four years.
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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 2 August for 2022).
2 Register count in week following the renewal period (for 2022 this was 3 August).
3 Reasons for removal include voluntary removal, non-payment, retirement, and notifications of death.
This year, we are also providing a breakdown of removals by professional title for the last five years. The statistics show that the number of DCPs removed was lower than last year for all titles with the exception of orthodontic therapists where there was a slight increase.
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Clinical dental technician