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Regulatory Department

Dentists, Dental Technicians, Hygienist, and other dental professionals may face allegations of fitness to practice or impairment to Practice brought by the GDC.

When an allegation is made to one of the Practice Committees of the GDC, an investigation will be carried out. The consequences of which could result in suspension or removal from the Dental Register.

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As soon as the GDC notify you that you are under investigation, you should call us on 0330 088 2275 so a member of our specialist team can provide expert help and support.  

At Buxton Coates Solicitors, we have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in all stages of the GDC’s investigatory process. This includes the initial investigation, referral, and the preparation of your case prior to the Professional Conduct Committee hearing and Health Committee Hearing. 

You should contact our team to discuss your case at the earliest opportunity.  We will advise you on all the relevant legal and practical issues and set out your options.  There are various stages of the GDC investigatory proceedings, all of which we can discuss with you in detail to allow you to make an informed decision about the next stage. 

There are various stages of the GDC process which include:

Initial Assessment

Written responses to the Case Examiners

Interim Order Hearing

Professional Conduct Committee Order


We are open about the fees involved and will provide you at the outset with an estimation of our costs. In most cases your Professional Indemnity Provider will cover the costs of representation and as we are specialists in this area, the Indemnity Providers are happy to instruct us to deal with your case.

It is important you seek advice before responding to any correspondence from the GDC, so for a confidential consultation please call us today.

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