The future of dental service regulation

Published: 9 December 2015 Page last updated: 12 May 2022

Dental health in England is improving, yet there are significant challenges to face.

Along with CQC, the NHS, Department of Health and General Dental Council (GDC) all manage and regulate certain aspects of dentistry.

We have all collaborated and consulted to consider how the burden of regulation in dentistry might be reduced, whilst still providing the protection that the public rightly expect.

This report assesses how regulation works now and proposes a way forward so dental regulation is more coherent, streamlined and effective.

The Regulation of Dental Services Programme Board (RDSPB) was established to develop dental regulation.