Dental care professionals reminded to renew GDC registration

29 June 2017

On 16 June, the GDC's annual renewal window opened for dental care professionals to renew their registration and pay the annual retention fee (ARF).

You should have already received a letter 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 update your CPD hours (if required). You can also use eGDC to update your personal details.

Payments and declarations should be made by midnight, 31 July 2017.

It's important to renew your GDC registration on time. If you fail to do so, you will no longer be able to practise and will be removed from the register. This could also affect your DDU membership.

If you have any further questions about your GDC renewal, you can email the GDC at

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


John Makin?mw=100


Head of the DDU

John spent almost 30 years in NHS and private general dental practice. From an early stage in his career he became involved in Vocational Training and developed an interest in the dento-legal aspects of the profession. He has postgraduate diplomas in law and dental education and served on the GDC’s Fitness to Practise Committee before becoming a dento-legal adviser at the DDU. He is currently Head of the DDU.

This guidance was correct at publication 29/06/2017. 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.


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