The General Dental Council (GDC)

The General Dental Council is the organisation which regulates dental professionals in the United Kingdom. All dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists must be registered with the council to work in the UK. Currently over 37,000 dental professionals are registered to practise.

The General Dental Council is delivering a modernisation programme to extend their powers to cover all members of the dental team, and make them a more efficient and effective regulator. These reforms will strengthen their role in protecting patients and promoting good oral health and high standards of dentistry.

The British Dental Association

The BACD, as an affiliate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, aims to promote clinical excellence through education, certification and professional development

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is dedicated to advancing the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care among cosmetic dentists

The British Dental Health Foundation

The Foundation is the leading UK-based independent charity working to bring about improved standards of oral health care.

Every year, millions of people experience unnecessary discomfort, distress and even depression because of health problems with their teeth, gums and mouth.

The Foundation aims to serve the public interest by improving awareness of, and access to, the means of maintaining better oral health, particularly amongst disadvantaged groups such as those on lower incomes, the disabled, the elderly and ethnic minorities.

The Foundation has a thirty-year track record of providing objective and unbiased advice, information and recommendations for action to the general public, press, dental profession and politicians.

The British Dental Hygienists Association

The British Dental Hygienists' Association is the National Professional Association for Dental Hygienists.

The British Society of Periodontology

The British Society of Periodontology was founded in 1949 "to promote for the benefit of the public the art and science of Dentistry, and in particular the art and science of Periodontology and in furtherance thereof........, to advance all aspects of Periodontology and to promote improvements in the teaching of the same."

The BSP awards prizes for research into periodontology, both for undergraduate and postgraduate students, on an annual basis.