Abolishing a tier of administration is not a practicality. Look at Wales no one wanted the Welsh Assembly (apart from the politicians) but they kept holding referendums until they got the vote they wanted. So now we have a third tier of parasites.
The GDC is no longer representative of the vast majority of General Practitioners made up as it is from a majority of laymen (who know little or nothing about dentistry) Achedemics (who know less) and only 2 or 3 part time practitioners who have any experience of Primary Care. The profession would not be in it's present parless and demoralised state if it had some sort of positive leadership. Why do we allow what was a respected profession to be pushed around by the government and any overpaid civil servant looking for something to justify his meaningless existance when the government is moving heaven and earth to get dentistry out of the NHS with as little muck sticking to them as possible. The government elects the GDC and we are mad enough to pay for it!
CQC is at least paid for by the Government , though no doubt in years to come the costs of this teetering administrarion will be passed on to us.