OVERSEAS DENTAL CARE PROFESSIONALS
The General Dental Council (GDC) is the organisation that regulates dental professionals in the UK.
All dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists, clinical dental technicians and orthodontic therapists must be registered with the GDC to work in the UK.
When you register with the GDC you are licensed to work as a dentist or other dental care professional in the UK.
The Dental Care Professionals Register includes:
- dental hygienists
- dental therapists
- clinical dental technicians
- orthodontic therapists
- dental nurses
- dental technicians
Dental Tutors can help you to register with the GDC. Contact us to find out more.
More information for overseas dental professionals
The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) is a leading provider of qualifications for dental nurses in the UK, delivering awards in both pre-registration and post-registration areas. As a registered charity, we’ve been examining and awarding dental nursing qualifications for over 75 years, and ensure that students’ knowledge, understanding and practical skills are assessed by highly experienced practitioners.
The General Dental Council recognises NEBDN’s National Diploma in Dental Nursing as meeting their Standards for Education, meaning that students who achieve it can apply to be registered and work as a Dental Nurse. By upholding these standards, we contribute to maintaining and enhancing patient safety and care.