GDC Registration

If you need help with any issues arising from a GDC registration application, Richard Nelson LLP‘s expert solicitors can provide advice. Read more about the application process below and fill out the form on this page if you want to get in touch.


The GDC Registrar maintains the Dentists Register and the Dental Care Professionals Register. The GDC checks those who apply for registration to make sure that they have an appropriate qualification, are of good character and are physically and mentally fit for the GDC register.

Contact Us

The successful outcome on my case was a real testament to your hard work and thorough preparation, combined with your expert professional guidance.

GDC Client

Being honest and open when providing information during the GDC registration process is important. A failure to do this is likely to lead to an allegation of dishonest conduct.

If you have a criminal conviction or caution, or you have had a previous fitness to practise investigation at university, or with another regulator, it is likely you will need to provide representations to the Registrar as to why your application for registration should be granted.

Our lawyers have experience in helping dentists with applications for GDC registration. We can make appropriate declarations relating to any relevant issues, setting out the circumstances and mitigation, with a view to persuading the GDC that you are fit for the register.

Richard Nelson's office

Registration Appeals Committee

If an application for GDC registration is refused, it may be able to appeal this decision to the GDC Registration Appeals Committee. The dentist or dental professional will need to serve a notice of appeal, together with a statement of the grounds of appeal and any relevant documentation to be relied on at the hearing.

The GDC Registration Appeals Committee has the powers to grant or refuse GDC registration. The applicant has a right to be legally represented in an appeal hearing.

Richard Nelson LLP’s solicitors have experience in assisting dental professionals in relation to their application for GDC registration. They can advise you on the most appropriate way to respond to any queries raised by the GDC.

Our lawyers have a particular niche speciality in advising dental professionals if they are in a position to rely on EC rights to assist them with gaining GDC registration.

This process is not to be confused with GDC appeals lodged in the High Court, which are concerned with the outcome of a disciplinary investigation.

Specialist solicitors

Our multidisciplinary team is made up of specialists in a wide range of services, which means you'll always be represented by an expert in your area.

No-strings initial call

Get in touch to arrange a no-obligation, fully confidential call to discuss your case and work out if you want to continue.

Nationwide support

Speak to solicitors in one of our offices throughout England and Wales, or arrange calls and remote meetings.


rated on Reviews Logo

Proudly proving excellence

Our people

Our team of experts are here to help.


Stay in touch with Richard Nelson LLP.


Update on employment payments and rates for 2024-2025


How many indecent image cases get dropped – and why?


Declaration of Parentage: A Comprehensive Guide

1 of 3

Contact our legal advice specialists today.

Are you interested in GDC Registration?

Use the form on the right to get in touch with our team and arrange an initial call to discuss your situation. We will use this no-obligation, fully confidential initial call to learn more about your case and help you understand your options going forward.

"*" indicates required fields