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Restoration fee

What is restoration?

If you're no longer registered because you have been working abroad, taken a career break, or been removed from the register for non completion of CPD, non compliance of indemnity or for not paying the annual retention fee (ARF), and you would like to put your name back onto the register, you will need to apply for restoration. This is the process of restoring your name to the register, and you will need to pay a fee for this.

How long does the fee register me for?

The fee is not pro-rated, so you pay the full year's ARF whatever month you apply for restoration in, along with an administration fee. The restoration fee only covers your registration until the next ARF due date; this is 31 July for DCPs and 31 December for dentists. If you are paying the restoration fee in the two months before your next ARF is due, you will also need to pay this to ensure you are covered for the following year.

What is the fee for restoration?

The fee depends on your profession and when you apply for restoration, as you may also be required to pay the annual retention fee (ARF) for the following year.

Dental care professionals restoring their name to the register in June or July also need to pay the ARF. This is because the annual retention fee is due by 31 July.

Dentists restoring their name to the register in November or December also need to pay the ARF. This is because the annual retention fee is due by 31 December.

Dental care professionals

   
 

Restoration fee*

ARF for 2018/19

Total

April

£116

-

£116

May

£116

-

£116

June

£116

+ARF

£116 + ARF

July

£116

+ARF

£116 + ARF

August

£116

-

£116

September

£116

-

£116

October

£116

-

£116

November

£116

-

£116

December

£116

-

£116

January

£116

-

£116

February

£116

-

£116

March

£116

-

£116

 

Dentists 2019

   
 

Restoration fee*

ARF for 2019

Total

January

£890

-

£890

February

£890

-

£890

March

£890

-

£890

April

£890

-

£890

May

£890

-

£890

June

£890

-

£890

July

£890

-

£890

August

£890

-

£890

September

£890

-

£890

October

£890

-

£890

November

£890

+ARF

£890 + ARF

December

£890

+ARF

£890 + ARF

 

Specialists 2019

   
 

Restoration fee*

ARF for 2019

Total

January

£84

-

£84

February

£84

-

£84

March

£84

-

£84

April

£84

-

£84

May

£84

-

£84

June

£84

-

£84

July

£84

-

£84

August

£84

-

£84

September

£84

-

£84

October

£84

-

£84

November

£84

+ARF

£84 + ARF

December

£84

+ARF

£84 + ARF

* Please note: the restoration fee only covers your registration until the next ARF due date no matter when in the year you pay it. The ARF due date is 31 July for DCPs and 31 December for dentists and specialists.