General Dental Council
+44 (0)20 7167 6000

37 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8DQ
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ARF set for 2015

The Council of the General Dental Council has agreed its fees for 2015. The annual retention fee (ARF) for dentists increases to £890. The ARF for dental care professionals decreases to £116.


 Dental professionals


​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 in action


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