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Find out more about the General Dental Practice Allowance (GDPA)

Published on 07 June 2024

The General Dental Practice Allowance (GDPA) helps you provide high quality dental premises and pay for things like health and safety and staffing costs.

Check your eligibility for the GDPA

All dental practices will receive GDPA as long as:

  • all of your dentists are included on a dental list
  • your practice has been satisfactorily inspected within the last three years
  • the payment is made to one designated dentist (who should inform Practitioner Services)

Get more guidance on recent changes for this allowance PCA(D)(2022)6

Determination XIV describes the eligibility criteria for the General Dental Practice Allowance, you can read the latest SDR amendments on the Scottish Dental website