Dental Consultants in England
Name and identifying codes for Dental Consultants employed by NHS Trusts in England. The codes are derived from the Practitioner’s General Dental Council code (GDC code), to which a ‘CD’ prefix is added. GDC numbers can vary in length from 3 to 6 characters, so in order to maintain a standard
length of 8 characters (the same as medical consultant codes) filling zeros are used between the prefix and the GDC number, where required.
Many consultants working in a dental specialty are also qualified doctors, and therefore have a GMC number in addition to their GDC number. In these cases, the consultants are allocated a Consultant Code (derived from their GMC number) and are therefore included in the consultant file econcur.csv
or wconcur.csv (see above). Sometimes this is in addition to an entry in edconcur.csv; sometimes the practitioners will only have a record in econcur.csv or wconcur.csv.
There are some dental consultants however, who do not have a GMC number. They are qualified purely in their dental specialty and only have a GDC number. These consultants are included in edconcur.csv only.