MDDUS reassure Cardiff dental graduates


For immediate release: Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The problem arose due to issues surrounding the legal status of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at Cardiff University for those who graduated between 2010 and 2014. The GDC did quality assure the course but an oversight meant that the relevant status wasn’t acquired until July 2014.

Graduates from this time period have been issued with an application form that needs to be completed to ensure their registration is not erroneous. All applications for restoration must be submitted to the GDC by May 8, 2015 so that the GDC can complete the process of registering dentists with a new BDS qualification.

MDDUS would like to reassure members they will continue to have access to indemnity and dento-legal advice while measures are taken to regularise their position, providing they follow the GDC instructions.

Graduates affected will be able to practise lawfully during this time with the peace of mind that their indemnity cover with MDDUS will continue as normal.

Those who do not submit their restoration form will be removed from the register on 29 May, 2015.

Please contact MDDUS if you have any queries or concerns regarding the process during this time, including any issues that need to be declared on the form such as a conviction or ill health.

More information can be found on the GDC website


For further information contact our advisory team on 0845 270 2034 or email

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