General Dental Council
The General Dental Council (GDC) is the independent regulator of dental professionals in the UK. Effective regulation of dental professionals enhances patient safety, improves the quality of dental care and helps ensure public confidence in dental regulation. The GDC aims to regulate in a way that is proportionate, accountable, transparent, consistent, targeted, and responsive to changing demands, risks and priorities.
The Council is the GDC’s governing body. It is responsible for setting the strategy and direction of the GDC and ensuring the GDC carried out its core functions effectively and in ways that ensures the safety of patients.
Visit the website: www.gdc-uk.org
BDA Good Practice Member
Recognising your commitment to quality
BDA Good Practice is a quality assurance programme that allows its members to communicate to patients an ongoing commitment to working to standards of good practice on professional and legal responsibilities.
The Good Practice requirements can be used by all providers of outpatient dental care, including general dental practices (both private and NHS), specialist practices, salaried primary dental care services, armed forces clinics and outpatient departments.
Visit the website: www.bda.org/goodpractice
Denplan Excel - Quality Assured
Denplan is the UK's leading dental payment plan specialist. We have over 2 million customers with 6,500 member dentists and around 1.7 million patients across the country, as well as serving over 1,900 companies with employee benefit schemes. Set up by two dentists in 1986, Denplan was created to assist both patients and practice team members with private dental care, offering a range of dental payment plans to suit every oral health need and budget.
Visit the website: www.denplan.co.uk
Care Quality Commission
We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.
We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
Visit the website: www.cqc.org.uk