As a registrant you need to inform us promptly of any changes to your registered details. This includes changes to contact details or your name, as well as your bank details if you pay the annual retention fee by Direct Debit. Keeping us up to date is vital. If we don't have your correct address our letters may not reach you and you could also miss out on other important GDC requests and updates.
How can I change my registered contact details?
How can I change my registered name?
I intend to retire or take a break from the profession, do I need to tell you?
I registered through experience, how can I add my new qualification ot the register?
I'm already registered, how can I add another DCP title?
Can I add an additional qualification?
I'm a temporary registrant, how do I extend the length of my registration?
To ensure registered details can only be changed by an appropriate person ,we cannot undertake requests to change registered details by telephone, email, fax or any other electronic method.
If your name has changed and you wish to practise under your new name, please download and print the change of name form below.
You should complete and return it to us along with certified copies of documentary evidence such as your marriage certificate or a change of name deed poll.
To ensure registered details can only be changed by an appropriate person we cannot undertake requests to change registered details by telephone, email, fax or any other electronic method.
If you require assistance If you require assistance please contact us.
Your documentary evidence should be certified by a person of professional standing (in any country) such as a:
A certified copy is one:
You may remain registered even if you are not working, but please bear in mind your CPD cycle continues regardless of your employment status, as your cycles are set by the date of your first registration. You can also remove your name from the register and restore it at a later time. Contact us to request a voluntary removal form.
If you are going to work abroad, you may need a certificate of current professional status from us.
If you joined the register under the verified competency route and you have now gained a recognised qualification, you can add this to the register. Please send us a certified copy of your new qualification certificate along with a covering letter confirming your full name and registration number to: UK Registration Team, General Dental Council, 43-45 Portman Square, London, W1H 6HN.
Your records will be updated within 10 working days. There is no fee for this service.
If you are already registered and have since qualified in another area, you can request the relevant dental care professional title to be added to the register. Please complete all sections of the application form and return it to us with a £12 fee. There is no additional annual retention fee for any extra DCP titles you have.
We are not currently adding any additional skills or qualifications* to either the dentist or DCP registers, no matter when they were obtained. This decision was made in October 2007. Since this decision was made we have held consultations in which we sought stakeholders’ views on this issue. This was followed up with further stakeholder workshops covering the issue, and research to determine patients’ views.
Dentists whose additional qualifications were added to the register prior to this decision being taken will retain their listed qualifications in the register until a policy decision has been agreed by the Council.
*Qualifications that are not recognised for registration
Temporary registration allows dentists who are not eligible for full registration to practise dentistry in the UK in supervised posts for training, teaching, or research purposes only, and for a limited period. If you are a temporary registrant and your current period of registration has expired, you will need to complete a new application form for your next contract of employment - please contact us.