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Dental care professionals reminded to renew GDC registration

Dental care professionals must renew their GDC registration and pay the annual retention fee (ARF) by 31 July 2019.

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Guide

Reasons for patient complaints

Most dental professionals will receive a complaint from a patient at some time in their career, so understanding why they occur is vital.

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Journal

A request for pearly whites: considerations of patients' best interests

A DDU member asked for advice around their obligations to a patient who wanted treatment overseas.

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Journal

Advice on leaving a practice

The DDU advised an associate member after her practice owners asked her not to tell patients that she was leaving.

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Journal

Overcoming barriers to communication

Effective communication is an essential part of the practice of dentistry. It can help improve both clinician and patient satisfaction and also help reduce the risk of complaints.

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Journal

Good record keeping

They are the basis for effective patient care and have an important dento-legal purpose - but what makes good dental records, and what else do dental professionals need to consider?

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News

New safeguarding guidance for the dental team

New guidance on safeguarding vulnerable adults and children has been published by Public Health England

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Journal

DDU journal spring 2019

They are the basis for effective patient care and have an important dento-legal purpose - but what makes good dental records?

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Journal

Dentistry and Damocles: the perception of threats to practice

Despite the perceived fears hanging over the heads of dental professionals, there are positives to be taken from the improvements in the climate in which they work.

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Journal

Talking to patients' relatives and carers

Respect for personal autonomy is an important principle in modern dental practice. But if the patient needs extra support, you may need to involve their relative or carer.

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