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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The GOC is the only regulatory body providing a consumer complaints service through an entirely separate and independent organisation; and the joint Consultation Paper clearly distinguishes this from the service offered by the General Dental Council. Question 11-5 asked by the Law Commission is: 'Should the regulators have powers to finance or establish a complaints service?'
* There have been a rising number of cases of dental technicians breaching the General Dental Council's regulations
More information General Dental Council, www.gdc-uk.org Health Learning and Skills Advice Line, //hlas.careers-advice.org Details for information only.
They were accepted by the General Dental Council - and after a hearing last month, the dentist was struck off.
The aim of undergraduate dental education is to produce both a knowledgeable and also a competent dentist who is able, on graduation, to accept professional responsibility for the effective and safe care of patients whilst being aware of both their limitations and also their responsibility for life-long learning [Hjorting-Hansen and Dent, 1996; General Dental Council, 2002].
Katie Spears, of the General Dental Council said: "Illegal tooth whitening represents a real risk as those who carry it out are neither qualified to assess a patient's suitability nor are they able to intervene should an an emergency arise"
The General Dental Council said his behaviour was incompatible with the trust patients place in dentists, even though he was an "otherwise competent and caring" professional.
Morrison is to appear before the General Dental Council in Liverpool to answer charges.
Kowalczyk was also told to pay General Dental Council costs of PS1,468.63 and a PS15 victim surcharge.
But the General Dental Council says that still breaks the rules.
Historically doctors and dentists were registered with the General Medical Council / General Dental Council to practise in the UK.

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