All dental professionals working in dental services in England must be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).
To work and claim activity against an NHS contract, people registered with the GDC as dentists only must be on the Dental Performers List for England.
People registered with the GDC as a dentist and as a Dental Care Professional (DCP) (dual registration) must be on the Performers List if they want to work as a dentist within NHS primary dental services.
People registered with the GDC as a dentist and as a DCP (dual registration) who are not on the Performers List can only work as a DCP within NHS primary dental services.
Dental Care Professionals can include their GDC number and role on the FP17 form when they have delivered part of a shared course of treatment. Dental therapists and dental hygienists can also open and close a course of treatment that is within their scope of practice.