General Dental Council

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General Dental Council (GDC)

a body charged with protecting the public by regulating dental professionals in the United Kingdom. It aims to protect patients and promote confidence in dental professionals. It registers qualified professionals, sets standards of dental practice and conduct, assures the quality of dental education and helps patients with complaints about a dental professional. There is a supervisory jurisdiction given to the COUNCIL FOR THE REGULATION OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
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But a General Dental Council report said the risk of "significant harm to the public" remained, even though it was not high.
Shaun Round, of the General Dental Council, said: "It is not appropriate to comment on the decision not to proceed with the case against Ms Frew.
The General Dental Council (GDC) suspended him on an interim basis in April 2015 while they investigated the allegations.
Francesca Keen, Head of Illegal Practice at the General Dental Council, said: "The verdict sends a message that if you carry out illegal tooth whitening, you will be punished.
The MHRA are working closely with the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) and the General Dental Council (GDC) to monitor the use of substandard, counterfeit and illegal medical equipment and to promote awareness of the dangers that they present to patients and operators.
Upon successful completion of your course you would need to register with the General Dental Council before you could work as a dental hygienist.
Jason Wong, spokesperson for the alliance of local dental committees to improve regulation in the industry, said: "As representatives of the dental profession, we call for an independent, full and public review of the General Dental Council examining its recent conduct and the efficiency of its functions.
It is designed to meet the respective academic and professional standards of both as specified by the UK General Dental Council (GDC) and the Dental Council of India (DCI).
It called for the General Dental Council to remove restrictions preventing patients from making appointments to see dental
Preceding paragraphs confirm that 'The (General Optical) Council has contracted with the Optical Consumer Complaints Service to deal with such consumer complaints', and 'In addition the General Dental Council has established and funds a dental complaints service which provides a UK-wide complaints resolution service for private dental patients.
You need to be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) before you can work as a dental technician.
The General Dental Council hearing was also told that before the dentist would treat people who did not speak good English he demanded to look in their wallets to see if they had enough money to pay.

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