Dental care professionals

This section looks at the different careers for dental care professionals (DCPs). All DCPs have to be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). Registration is based on receiving the appropriate qualification as a dental nurse, hygienist, dental therapist, dental technician, orthodontic therapist and clinical dental technicians. Once registered, DCPs can then undertake further courses, both for the purpose of continuing professional development, and for furthering their own career by gaining additional qualifications.