General Dental Council
+44 (0)20 7167 6000

37 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8DQ
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Dentists' ARF due

Dentists are reminded that their ARF for 2015 is due by 31 December 2014.

The fee for 2015 was decided by the Council on 30 October and is set at £890 for dentists. The outcome of the BDA's judicial review does not alter the fee. You can read our statement here.

The British Dental Association issued a notice on 5 November reminding dentists that “practising dentistry without GDC registration is a criminal offence” and that it “cannot and will not recommend that dentists withhold or delay payment of their ARF.


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​We regulate your professions by setting standards, quality assuring education, and registering you and your colleagues. We take action against those who work outside the law.

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​We set and maintain standards in UK dentistry. Your dental professional must be registered and must continue to meet our expectations throughout their careers. We can take action if they do not.

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Effective regulation of dental professionals enhances patient safety, improves the quality of care and helps ensure public confidence in dental regulation. We take action against those who do not meet our standards or who break the law by working without being registered.

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General Dental Council
+44 (0)20 7167 6000

37 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8DQ