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4 November 2016
The GDC will shortly be reminding dentists to renew their registration by paying their annual retention fee (ARF).
This can be done from 14 November through to midnight on 31 December 2016.
However, following a process change, the GDC now requires dentists (and dental care professionals) to declare they have appropriate indemnity in place, or will have it in place, as part of the process of renewing their registration this year.
The GDC's guidance on the indemnity requirement explains that registrants will not have to provide an indemnity certificate unless specifically asked to do so. So for most dentists it will simply be a case of declaring they have appropriate indemnity in place.
You can check whether the information we hold for you is correct and download proof of indemnity, if this is required, by taking the following steps:
If your details are not correct, you can change your working circumstances on our website.
If you would like to apply for membership, please download and complete an application form.
It's important to pay your annual retention fee (ARF) and make an indemnity declaration as well as update or declare your CPD (as appropriate) to ensure you remain registered. The GDC says you can renew using three methods:
Dentists who do not renew on time, will no longer be able to practise as dentists as they will be removed from the Register.
This guidance was correct at publication 04/11/2016. 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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