Annual renewal and fees

Dental professionals pay a fee to register with us and an annual fee to remain on our register. They also need to complete the annual renewal process each year.

Annual renewal for dental care professionals (DCPs) is during the weeks leading up to 31 July and for dentists during the weeks leading up to 31 December. Here we explain how it works.

Dental professional using a pc

1. Make an Indemnity Declaration

Registrants must declare that they have or will have indemnity appropriate to their scope of practice every year. If you are not currently practising but wish to maintain your registration you still need to make the declaration.

Find out more about indemnity

2. Pay the Annual Retention Fee (ARF)

The Annual Retention Fee (ARF) is the fee all registered dentists and dental care professionals must pay each year to remain on the dentists register or dental care professionals register.

Find out more about the ARF

3. Make a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) statement

We require all registrants to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) to maintain their registration. You should make a statement declaring the hours you have undertaken each year.

Find out more about CPD
Registration fee

Registration fee

The registration fee is the fee you pay to enter your name onto the Register.

More about the registration fee
Registration application fee

Registration application fee

Find out how much your application fee will be.

More about this fee
Restoration fee

Restoration fee

You will need to pay a fee to restore your name to the register.

More about the restoration fee