General Dental Council


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General Dental Council

The official body which regulates dental professionals in the UK. All dentists, dental nurses, technicians, hygienists, therapists and orthodontists must be registered with the GDC to work in the UK.

GDC remit
Registers qualified professionals, sets standards of dental practice and conduct, assures the quality of dental education, ensures that professionals keep up-to-date, helps patients with complaints about a dentist or dental care professional, and works to strengthen patient protection.
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They were accepted by the General Dental Council - and after a hearing last month, the dentist was struck off.
Hew Mathewson, the chairman of the GDC, said: "I would like to pay tribute to the considerable achievements of Duncan Rudkin during his time at the General Dental Council.
Vice-principal Scott Upton said: "The requirement from last year to register with the General Dental Council reinforces the professional status of dental nurses.
Other workers have reported that a cohort of students gained a wide range of experience of paediatric dentistry which compared favourably with both other units and accepted guidelines [Rodd, 1994; General Dental Council, 2002; Finucane et al.
The Dental Complaints Service is being set up and will be funded by the General Dental Council to help resolve complaints by patients about private dental work.
He was erased from the register by a General Dental Council panel which said: "The committee considers he has brought the profession into disrepute yet he still fails to recognise or acknowledge the serious-ness or significance of his conduct.
Historically doctors and dentists were registered with the General Medical Council / General Dental Council to practise in the UK.
Between April 2006 and July 2010, Venter would charge PS300 for crowns when all he did was fillings, the General Dental Council (GDC) heard.
Harry Robertson, 53, was removed from the dental register by the General Dental Council for "dishonest conduct".
Preceding paragraphs confirm that 'The (General Optical) Council has contracted with the Optical Consumer Complaints Service to deal with such consumer complaints', and 'In addition the General Dental Council has established and funds a dental complaints service which provides a UK-wide complaints resolution service for private dental patients.
Dr Muzzafar Zaman, of The Fresh Smile Clinic, High Street, was summoned to appear by the General Dental Council to answer several charges.
The General Dental Council hearing was also told that before the dentist would treat people who did not speak good English he demanded to look in their wallets to see if they had enough money to pay.

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