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Register as a private dental practice or private direct access practice

Who needs to register?

  • Providers and managers of dental practices that provide any amount of private dental care
  • Dental care professionals (DCPs) who provide private direct access services from their own practice (dental hygienists, dental therapists and clinical dental technicians)

How to register

Read the guidance for new providers and complete the application form, both of which can be downloaded below; please make sure that you enclose all required documents.

Email your completed application form and associated documents to or post a hard copy to our office. 

Following receipt of your application we will check that it is complete and assess the documentation and information provided. Full details of the assessment process and the information we will request can be found in the guidance.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

You must submit an enhanced DBS certificate, issued within the last three years, with your application. HIW do not need to process DBS checks for new providers and managers of private dental practices. These checks may be processed by your employer or an umbrella body.

Information and guidance on DBS checks can be found here.

Annual fees

All registered private dental practices have to pay an annual fee to remain registered.  

The annual fee is £500 or £300 if the practice consists of no more than one dentist and that dentist provides private and NHS dental services.  

Your annual fee is due one month after the date of registration (pro rata for the remaining months of the financial year) and annually on 1 April thereafter. We will tell you how much the fee is and how you can pay this when you have registered.

Fees are also payable:

  • When applying to vary any condition of registration
  • When applying to remove a condition of registration

The law

Private dental practices and private direct access practices must be registered with us as legally required by the Care Standards Act 2000

The Registration of Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2017 set out the information and documentation that must be submitted with your application to register with us.

To grant your application to register with us we must be satisfied that you will comply with The Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2017.

Have Your Say On Our Registration Process

We are currently looking at the way in which we manage our registration process to ensure that we are working in the smartest way possible.

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