Annual Retention Fee

The Annual Retention Fee (ARF) is the fee all registered Dentists and Dental Care Professionals must pay each year to remain on the Dentists Register or Dental Care Professionals Register.

If you have not yet registered, you will pay a pro-rated fee

When do I pay the ARF?

The deadline for all Dental Care Professionals to pay is 31 July each year, while the deadline for all Dentists to pay is 31 December each year.  You will receive a letter ahead of the deadline with information about how you can make the payment.  

How can I pay?

You can pay your ARF by:

If you have a Direct Debit set up to pay your ARF we will claim the fee as one sum from your bank account.

Please remember to let us know immediately in writing or by emailing us if you change any of your bank details for your Direct Debitor. If you forget to do this, we may not be able to claim your ARF by Direct Debit. This could put your registration at risk and result in you being removed from the register for non payment and not being able to practice in the UK.

How much is the ARF?

The fee for dentists is £890 and must be paid by 31 December 2017.

Dentists
ARF period
Amount
      Due date
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£890
  31 Dec 2017

 

The fee for maintaining entry on our specialist lists is £72 per specialty and must be paid by 31 December 2017.

Specialists (per speciality)
ARF period
Amount
      Due date
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£72
  31 Dec 2017

 

 The fee for dental care professionals is £116 and must be paid by 31 July 2017.

Dental care professionals
ARF period
Amount
Due date
1 Aug 2017 - 31 July 2018
£116
31 July 2018

 

When will I receive my annual practising certificate?

We will send you your annual practising certificate to your registered address. If you have not received your certificate six weeks after your payment has been processed then please email renewal@gdc-uk.org or call 020 7167 6000.

Contact GDC

+44 (0) 20 7167 6000

37 Wimpole Street

London W1G 8DQ

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