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22 January 2018
Records are an essential part of patient care and can provide evidence if your standard of care is called into question.
The GDC's role is to protect patients and set high standards of dental practice and conduct through statutory registration.
If you are a dental professional in charge of a team, the GDC expects you to demonstrate effective management and leadership skills.
19 January 2018
There are many third parties who may request confidential patient information from dental professionals or with whom you may wish to share such information.
Before releasing information about a patient to a third party, you must obtain the patient's permission, save in exceptional circumstances.
18 January 2018
A professional witness can be compelled by a court witness summons to give evidence in court.
Records can be critical in establishing the facts in a court case.
3 October 2017
All dental professionals have an ethical duty to put patients' interests first, which must override personal and professional loyalties.
2 October 2017
As a dentist, dental hygienist or dental care professional you have a duty to declare any cautions or convictions.
10 August 2015
Your guide to the key legal aspects of tooth whitening