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Dental professionals are advised to ensure they understand the rules about which patients are exempt from NHS charges to avoid complaints.
A patient complained when her dental practice failed to address her by her preferred name.
Dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists and clinical dental technicians can provide tooth whitening treatments to adult patients without fear of prosecution, providing they act within the legal and ethical parameters.
Can a 16 year old patient refuse consent to dental treatment that would be in their best interests?
Can a dental hygienist prescribe tooth whitening treatments?
Can I appeal a decision by the GDC?
Can I carry out treatment on a teenager without informing their parents?
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