Dental care professionals reminded to renew GDC registration

Dental care professionals must renew their GDC registration and pay the annual retention fee (ARF) by 31 July 2019.

You should have already received a reminder from the GDC explaining how to renew so that you can continue to remain on the GDC register. The easiest way is to use eGDC, (the GDC's online portal) where you can make the ARF payment, declare your indemnity and make an annual CPD statement (or end of CPD cycle statement if required). You can also use eGDC to update your personal details.

Payments and declarations should be made by midnight, 31 July 2019.

This is the first year that annual enhanced CPD statements are part of the renewal process for DCPs. You will need to make a statement, even if you are declaring zero hours of CPD.

It's important to renew your GDC registration on time. If you don't, you will no longer be able to practise and will be removed from the register. This could also affect your DDU membership.

Further information is available at: gdc-uk.org/professionals/annual-renewal

Dental professionals will not have to provide proof of indemnity, unless asked to do so.

This guidance was correct at publication 11/06/2019. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

Leo Briggs deputy head of the DDU

by Leo Briggs Deputy head of the DDU

Leo Briggs qualified from University College Hospital, London, in 1989. He has worked extensively in the community dental service including a brief period overseas. He has also worked in general dental practice.

Leo gained a masters degree in periodontology from the Eastman in 1995 and is on the GDC specialist register for periodontics. From 1995-2017 he provided specialist periodontal treatment in both the salaried dental services and private practice. He started working for the DDU in 2005. Between 2007 and 2009 he worked part time at the DDU and part time as a clinical tutor at the School for Professionals Complementary to Dentistry in Portsmouth. In 2009 Leo went full time with the DDU. In January 2016 he became deputy head of the DDU.

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