Registration - General Dental Service (GDS)

Complete the following steps to register for an online account if you are a General dentist or orthodontist.

Practice Managers, practitioners working as an assistant, Body Corporate assistant (unless normal GDS list number held) or Vocational Dental Practitioner, cannot apply for an online account.

Step 1 Accessibility

Reports are only accessible over NHS Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN), this can be accessed either via direct SWAN connection for dentists without broadband, or via CAT 20/Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections for those with their own broadband.

If you have your own broadband connection and an NHS provided firewall in your practice, settings need to be added to each computer on which you wish to view your reports. If you can access the following web site: the settings have already been added to your computer.

If you are unable to access the web site, please contact your NHS Board dental Information Technology (IT) facilitator, who will add the necessary settings to allow access.

Find your local IT facilitator


If you do not have a SWAN, VPN or CAT20 connection, please contact the Dental Customer Service helpdesk -

Step 2 Setting up

There are two levels of access.

Dentist view

Eligible dentists will have access to their own payment reports for each list number they own. They are required to complete Part 2 of the online access form.

Practice view

This is only available to the eSchedule contact, who must be an eligible dentist at the practice. The other dentists at the practice must give authorisation, to allow access to reports relating to their individual list numbers, at that practice only.

The eSchedule contact is required to complete part 3 of the online access form. As they will also have access to reports relating to their own list numbers, they are not required to complete part 1.

Step 3 Online access forms

There are 3 occasions when you will be required to submit an online access form.

Please note that if these forms are not completed in full, or incorrect information is provided, they will be returned. Forms can be submitted via email or post.  Details are at the bottom of each form.

Initial practice registration

Before completing the form, all eligible dentists in the practice must read through and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Read our terms and conditions for online access Download the initial practice registration online access form - 1107 (PDF 1.24MB)


Change to eSchedule Contact

If you require a change to the eSchedule contact within your practice, all eligible dentists in the practice must complete this form to authorise the change, including the eSchedule contact. We will advise when the change will come into effect.

Download the change to schedule contact form - 1108 (PDF 1.22MB)


Additional dentists joining the practice

We require notification of any additional dentists joining the practice. If the dentist comes from another practice and has online access already, we still require a form to be submitted. They will not receive new log on details. If the practice has nominated an eSchedule contact, they are also required to complete the form.

Download the additional dentists joining the practice form - 1109 (PDF 1.24MB)

What happens next

Once your online access has been set up you will receive two emails. These will come from ‘csd ‘ or ‘noreply

The first email will contain your username and the second will contain a temporary password. You will need to change the password and a link in the second email will direct you to where you can do this.