Urgent Notice – GDC Registration of Employees

It has come to our notice that a DCP had used an altered certificate of registration with the GDC to prove registration for employment.  In advance of formal guidance from Swansea Bay University Health Board which is forthcoming the LDC would advise practices to check registration of employees and potential employees on the GDC website and not rely on only inspecting a registration certificate.

All dentists and DCPs must have a current registration with the GDC in order to practise in the UK.  Non-compliance can lead to prosecution and the LDC suggests that practices immediately check the registration of employees on the GDC website and have systems in place to check registration annually.