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New Entrants to the NI Dental List

HS48 - Application to the NI Dental List

HS48 Form - Application for Inclusion in the Dental List of the Strategic Planning & Performance Group (SPPG) (Updated: November 2022)

HS48A Form - Application for a Vocational Training Number

HS48 Frequently Asked Questions (last updated September 2022)

Assistant Application Form 


Zoom GDS New Start Information Sessions

9th February 2023 at 12.30pm via ZOOM

18th April 2023 at 12.30pm via ZOOM

15th June 2023 at 12.30pm via ZOOM

10th August 2023 at 12.30pm via ZOOM

12th October 2023 at 12.30pm via ZOOM

7th December 2023 at 12.30pm via ZOOM


If you wish to book onto any of these New Start Sessions, please email Tracey Barker at


New Starts Presentation (January 2023)

Dental New Start Session - Self Certificate of Online Completion


Dental Regulations / Standards

General Dental Services (GDS) Regulations (NI) 1993

Minimum Standards for Dental Care and Treatment 2011

Link to RQIA Dental Regulations

Link to Decontamination in General Dental practices

Prescribing of Radiograph in GDP

Quality Assessment of Radiographs


Dental Payment Regulations.

Statement of Dental Renumeration (SDR)

Guidance on Post Payment Verification of Claims from General Dental Practitioner

MDS 680 - Reasons for claims failing

HS50 Arrangements for Transfer of Patients


Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations [ IR(ME)R ]

Letter regarding Compliance with IR(ME)R(2000) & SDR

Link to RQIA IR(ME)R Guidance


Data Protection / Information Security

HSCB Dental Data Protection Leaflet 2013

HSCB Dental Information Security Leaflet 2013


Support Services 

"Don't Suffer in Silence" HSCB Dental Support Services Leaflet