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Death knell for self regulation?

The writing has been on the wall, says Michael Watson

Last Friday’s announcement that the next chair of the General Dental Council (GDC) would not only be appointed rather than elected, but would also not be a dentist, took many by surprise.

The writing had been on the wall, however, since the GDC was reconstructed as an appointed body and without the obligation for its chair to be a dentist.

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