The General Dental Council Specialist Lists in Distinctive Branches of Dentistry lists the details of dentists who have applied to join a specialist list and meet certain conditions allowing them membership of the list. Being on the list entitles them to use a specialist title (e.g. Orthodontics). However, any Dentist can carry out the practice of any particular specialty, but they cannot use the title "specialist".
The following details are included on the General Dental Council Specialist Lists in Distinctive Branches of Dentistry:
- registered address
- date of registration
- qualifications and inclusion into the Specialist List
- registration number
- status (registered, suspended, etc.)
- registration type (dentist, dental nurse, etc.)