The General Dental Council’s (GDC) name and email addresses have been misused to give the impression that the contact has come from the GDC.
A number of recent incidents have been brought to the GDC’s attention.
Social media, newsletters and email are all communication tools utilised by the GDC.
In order to be open and transparent, email addresses of some members of staff are also available on the GDC’s website.
The GDC cannot prevent these email addresses from being used inappropriately by people outside the organisation.
Any communication issued by the GDC will always have a contact name and telephone number so that the recipient will know exactly why they’re being contacted and by whom.
If a dental professional, patient or member of the public is ever uncertain of the validity of a comment or communication apparently made by the GDC they should call 0845 222 4141.