Annual Retention Fee


The Annual Retention Fee (ARF) is the fee all registered dentists and dental care professionals must pay each year to remain on the dentist’s register or dental care professionals’ register.


If you have not yet registered, you will pay pro rata.



When do I pay the ARF?


All dental care providers have until July 31 of each year to make payments, whereas dentists have until December 31 of the year. Prior to the deadline, you will receive a mail with instructions on how to make the payment.



How can I pay?


You can pay your ARF by:

  • Card online at eGDC

  • Annual Direct Debit

  • Pay by installment direct debit


How much is the ARF?


The fee for dentists is £690 and must be paid by 31 December.


Dentists

Amount


The fee for maintaining entry on our specialist lists is £72 per specialty and must be paid by 31 December.


Specialists (per specialty)


Retention period Amount Due date

1 Jan - 31 Dec £72 31 Dec


The fee for dental care professionals is £114 and must be paid by 31 July.


Dental care professionals


Retention period Amount Due date

1 Aug - 31 Jul £114 31 Jul