The General Dental Council is funded by the fees registrants pay to get on, and remain on, the Register. We do not receive any funding from patients or the government. Council members make the decision about the annual retention fee, usually at their September meeting each year when they discuss the budget.
All dental professionals pay a fee to enter their name onto the dentist or dental care professional Register for the first time. This is the registration fee
Annual retention fee
(ARF): Once you are registered, you will need to pay the annual retention fee
for each year you would like your name to remain on the Register.
If you remove your name from the Register, or you are removed by us for non-payment of the ARF or non-completion of CPD hours and you apply to restore your name
, you will pay a restoration fee