Your registration

Dental professionals must maintain their registration and keep their information up to date.

You can manage your registration quickly and easily online using eGDC.

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Registration – why it’s important and the benefits to you

Registration – why it’s important and the benefits to you

While our primary purpose is to protect patient safety and maintain public confidence in dental services, there are inherent benefits that come with registration in a regulated profession.

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Updating your details

Updating your details

You need to keep your details up to date. Let us know as soon as there are any changes to your registered details.

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Rejoining the register

Rejoining the register

​If you're no longer registered with us and would like to practise again in the UK, you will need to apply for restoration to the register.

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Leaving the register

A registered dental professional can apply to have their details removed from the our register. You may wish to apply for voluntary removal if you have ceased practising or if you are considering retiring.

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Certificate of current professional status

This certificate declares the current registration status of a dentist or DCP, and is used by competent authorities when considering applications for registration.

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Specialist lists

If you are a registered dentist with us, you may apply to join one of our 13 specialist lists.

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To be able to renew your registration with the GDC, you will be required to declare that you have the necessary indemnity or insurance in place to cover you in your work.

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Additional Dental Care Professional (DCP) titles

If you are already registered as a DCP and have since qualified in another area, you can request the relevant DCP title to be added to the register.

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