The General Dental Council

The General Dental Council regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the United Kingdom. They keep a register of dentists and dental care professionals. Through this they ensure the professional standards they set are met.

9 Principles that we as dentists practice by:
  1. Put patients’ interests first
  2. Communicate effectively with patients
  3. Obtain valid consent
  4. Maintain and protect patients’ information
  5. Have a clear and effective complaints procedure
  6. Work with colleagues in a way that • is in patients’ best interests
  7. Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills
  8. Raise concerns if patients are at risk
  9. Make sure your personal behaviour maintains patients’ confidence in you and the dental profession