Close
Patient smiling
  • About Us

    We work to protect dental patient safety and maintain public confidence in dental services.

The General Dental Council (GDC) is the UK-wide statutory regulator of just under 110,000 members of the dental team, including approximately 45,000 dentists and 65,000 dental care professionals.

Our primary purpose is to protect patient safety and maintain public confidence in dental services. To achieve this, we register qualified dental professionals, set standards for the dental team, investigate complaints about dental professionals' fitness to practise, and work to ensure the quality of dental education.

Dentist with tools

Our organisation

We are the organisation which regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the United Kingdom. We keep up-to-date registers of these dentists and dental care professionals. To join our registers, they need to meet the professional standards we set.

Shifting the balance

Shifting the balance sets out our views on reforming dental regulation, which do not rely on legislative change, making the system better for patients and fairer for dental professionals.

Work for us

You can apply for our latest vacancies, and find out what it’s like to work here, on our recruitment site.

Work with us

Freedom of information (FOI)

Request information or view responses to requests for information.

More about FOI

Tenders

We procure a broad range of goods and services, including IT equipment, facilities management, research, legal and other professional services.

More about tenders