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11 December 2018
Patients may give consent, but they may also refuse or restrict it.
Dental professionals need to be aware of a number of factors before making decisions on behalf of adults lacking capacity.
You must seek consent before any investigation or treatment, and certain criteria must be fulfilled for consent from a patient to be valid. Here we cover the main principles.
There are specific principles and procedures surrounding young patients' consent to treatment.
Assessing patients' capacity to consent is a vital part of the treatment process. Here's what you need to know.
26 October 2018
What you need to send the DDU if you've had a complaint made against you
20 August 2018
Using templates to record information in a patient's notes can lead to an inaccurate account of the appointment.
Confusion about dental charges and NHS exemption are a common cause of complaint.
16 August 2018
Many dental practices now offer procedures intended to enhance patients' appearance and confidence, as well as safeguarding their oral health.
15 August 2018
Dental professionals need to understand the risks posed by social media.