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GDC Launches ARF Consultation

The General Dental Council has today (30 June 2014) launched a consultation on the level of the Annual Retention Fee (ARF).  For more information, click here

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GDC accepts need for improvement in Fitness to Practise

The General Dental Council (GDC) fully accepts the findings of the latest review of its performance by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) and has put in place measures to tackle the problems identified.  For full story, click here

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Dept of Health to publish S60 Order

The Department of Health has today announced that it intends to publish a Section 60 Order which enable the GDC to streamline Fitness to Practice procedures.  For more information, click here

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GDC PROVIDES PRINTER FRIENDLY STANDARDS

Following a request from BADN, the GDC has now provided printer friendly versions of the Standards document, without the coloured block headers which make printing GDC documents so expensive on a home printer!  These are now available in the members only area    

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No Need for Fillings in Future?

London Dental Hospital develops new technique: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/16/fillings-dentists-tooth-decay-treatment

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GDC STATEMENT ON TOOTH WHITENING

Are you considering tooth whitening? As part of National Smile Month the UK’s regulator of dental practice, the General Dental Council, wants to remind patients and members of the public who can and can’t carry out tooth whitening. In May 2013 the GDC welcomed the decision by the High Court that tooth whitening is the […]

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DCPs are reminded to pay their annual retention fee

Dental care professionals (DCPs) are being reminded to pay their annual retention fee (ARF) to the General Dental Council (GDC) by 31 July 2014.  Payment must be received on or before that date if they want to remain on the GDC’s register and be eligible to work. No payments can be processed after the deadline.  […]

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