General Dental Council Meeting
Wednesday 6 June 2007
This document gives a summary of the decisions taken at the Council’s meeting on
Wednesday 6 June. (All papers are available on our website via the following link: GDC
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The next meeting of Council is on Tuesday 18 September 2007 in the St. David’s Hotel,
The Composition of the registrant members of a fully appointed Council
Having discussed the six options that were presented for the make up of the registrant
members of a fully appointed Council, members completed secret ballot papers giving their
preferred options on a scale of 1 to 6. In this manner, Council agreed that there would be
eight dentists and four dental care professionals in the first fully appointed Council.
Draft guidance on principles of management responsibility
Council approved the draft guidance being sent out for consultation and agreed that the final
text would be published on the website only at this stage (this position could be reviewed in
September when the 2008 budget was being discussed).
IQE Implementation Group: update on consultation on proposal for prior clinical
Council approved the revised policy on prior clinical experience as outlined in the paper.
General Dental Council (Overseas Registration Examination) Regulations 2007
Council approved the final version of the regulations including the finalised fees that were
tabled at the meeting. Council resolved to make the regulations.
Extending compulsory CPD to the whole dental team: Consultation results
Council approved the additions to the CPD policy in line with the consultation responses
Statutory Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2006
Council approved the statutory accounts for the General Dental Council for 2006.
Dates of Council meetings in 2008
Council agreed that in addition to the previously agreed date of 5 March there would be
meetings on 5 June, 3 September and 3 December 2008.