Dentists are reminded of the need to pay their annual retention fee (ARF) to remain registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).
Failure to do so will result in their registration being put at risk, which would make it illegal for them to undertake any dentistry related activities.
The fees have been frozen at the 2010 rate of £576, and can be paid by direct debit, telephone, cheque, banker’s draft or postal order, as well as via the eGDC website.
Following the 2010 deadline, 886 dentists were removed from the GDC Register. Anyone who wants to be restored to the register will need to pay a fee of £696 (including the ARF) and explain the circumstances of their removal if they were working in the UK at the time.
Any dentists who practice while unregistered face prosecution in the criminal courts.