General Dental Council

The General Dental Council (GDC) are the governing body who set standards in dentistry which registered dental professionals must follow.

They produce advice for patients including lists of questions you might want to ask during your appointments.

For further information you can can visit their website

By law, all dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists, clinical dental technicians and orthodontic therapists who provide your dental care must be registered with the GDC.
GDC registration numbers of all of our team can be found on the meet the team page.
While on the GDC register you can expect dental professionals to keep their skills up to date through continuing professional development. They also need to meet gdc standards.

There are nine principles registered dental professionals must keep to at all times.

As a GDC registrant dentists must:

1 Put patients’ interests first

Communicate effectively with patients

Obtain valid consent

Maintain and protect patients’ information

Have a clear and effective complaints procedure

Work with colleagues in a way that is in patients’ best interests

Maintain, develop and work within their professional knowledge and skills

Raise concerns if patients are at risk

Make sure their personal behaviour maintains patients’ confidence in you and the dental profession