6. Dentists and allied dental professions.

Dentists, clinical dental technicians, dental nurses, dental technicians, orthodontic therapists, dental hygienists and dental therapists are regulated by the General Dental Council1 which holds two registers; one for registered dentists2 and one for registered dental care professionals3. Registration is required in order to practise in any of those professions or use the relevant titles4.Criminal sanctions can be applied to those who are found to have practised dentistry without the necessary qualifications and registration