Membership reflects your commitment to be the best you can be for your patients

We are the only membership College dedicated to quality and standards in primary care and general practice dentistry. As your professional home, we promote and support your professional aspirations and interests, and place you at the forefront of better oral health.

We welcome dental students and members from the whole oral healthcare team – we are here to help you develop and advance your career, knowledge and clinical skills, whether you work in NHS, private or mixed practices.

Membership supports your professional development, promoting your career potential at every step. And our Career Pathways will help you to take your passion for dentistry to the next level.

For retired practitioners, we provide special membership rates that enable you to keep connected with, and contribute to your professional community, and we have other rates for special circumstances.


Fellowship of the College is the mark of accomplishment in dentistry. To apply, there are two steps:

  • Sign up and pay the first year’s membership fees online (click the button below)
  • You will then be invited to submit your letter of application and associated evidence by email in the following days.

Your letter of application will need to show how you meet the standards and requirements for Fellowship.

Find out more about our membership benefits and range of fees and concessions.

Certified Membership

Launching soon – Certified Membership is the College’s enhanced membership scheme, offering authoritative recognition and augmented career support to the full oral healthcare team. If you’d like to know more and be one of the first to become a Certified Member of the College, please register your interest.

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