There are 9 principles that dental professionals must keep to at all times.

As a General Dental Council registrant we must:

1.  Put patients’ interest first

2.  Communicate effectively with patiennts

3.  Obtan valid consent

4.  Maintain and protect patients’ information

5.  Have a clear and effective complaints procedure

6.  Work with colleagues in a way that is in the patients’ best interests

7.  Maintain, develop and work within our professional knowledge and skills

8.  Raise concerns if patients are at risk

9.  Make sure our personal behaviour maintains patients’ confidence in us and the dental profession as a whole


More information may be found at


General Dental Council
37 Wimpole Street

Telephone 020 716 76000