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Monitoring Report - GDC 2022/23

15 Dec 2023
  • 2023
  • Performance Reviews

Key facts & figures:

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Regulates dental professionals in the UK
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117,983 dental professionals on the register as at 30 September 2023
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Annual retention fee is £621 for dentists, £96 for dental care professionals

Standards of good regulation met:

Total standards met:

16 out of 18

General standards:

5 out of 5

Guidance & Standards:

2 out of 2

Education & Training:

2 out of 2


3 out of 4

Fitness to Practise:

4 out of 5


The GDC did not meet Standard 11 because it is taking too long to register dentists and dental care professionals.

The GDC did not meet Standard 15 because it is taking too long to deal with fitness to practise cases.

The GDC re-started the Specialist List Assessed Applications process which had been paused since March 2022.

The GDC tripled the number of places for Part 1 of the Overseas Registration Exam this year and plans to maintain these numbers for sittings in 2024. It also plans to increase the number of Part 2 sittings from three to four in 2024.

The GDC and partners have been revising all 13 curricula for dental specialty training since 2015 and the final revisions were published this year. The 13 specialisms will take effect for all specialty trainees from September 2024.


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