Guides

Periodontal disease is widespread and as much a threat to patients' oral health as tooth decay.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality: your obligations

14 October 2021

As a dental professional you have a professional, legal and contractual responsibility to protect patients' confidentiality.

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Records and reports in court cases

11 October 2021

Records can be critical in establishing the facts in a court case.

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Cosmetic treatments and dentistry

8 October 2021

Many dental practices offer procedures intended to enhance patients' appearance and confidence, as well as safeguarding their oral health.

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When consent is withheld

4 October 2021

Patients may give consent, but they may also refuse or restrict it.

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Protecting patient data

27 September 2021

Data protection law imposes a legal duty on those responsible for personal data to store it securely and protect it from unauthorised or unlawful processing.

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What do I do if I receive a claim?

21 September 2021

Receiving a negligence claim can be upsetting, but we can help guide and support you through the process. Here's what you need to know.

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Leading teams

20 September 2021

If you're a dental professional in charge of a team, the GDC expects you to demonstrate effective management and leadership skills.

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The golden rules of social media

20 September 2021

​Social media can be a useful business tool for dental professionals, but it's important to recognise the risks it poses as well.

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Patient rights and ownership of records

20 September 2021

Patients have a right to access their records under data protection law.