What is a General Dental Practitioner

The General Dental Practitioner (GDP) is a dentist or dental surgeon with recognised University qualification and registered to practise a broad range of treatment.

The GDP is the first dentist to turn to for a dental problem and is positioned to cater to the dental needs of all age groups and be the essential health care provider throughout one’s life.

The GDP is not only a dentist but a health counsellor understanding your needs and tailoring your treatment according to your budget and priorities. The general dentist is well-trained to provide services that range from preventive care for adults and children to restorative work like crowns, dentures, and implants.

In Singapore the GDP has access to continuous education and many of our members have sought training in fields of dentistry like orthodontics, periodontics, implantology. This allows members of the public to benefit from the provision of a wide range of services from one practitioner.

The GDP is also able to counsel, and if needed, to refer patients to the appropriate specialist if and when highly specialised care is warranted.