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Asking patients about drinking and smoking habits

11 October 2017

It can sometimes feel intrusive, but asking patients if they drink or smoke often forms an important part of a consultation and treatment plan.

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Raising concerns

3 October 2017

All dental professionals have an ethical duty to put patients' interests first, which must override personal and professional loyalties.

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Reporting criminal convictions and cautions

2 October 2017

As a dentist, dental hygienist or dental care professional you have a duty to declare any cautions or convictions.

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Tooth whitening

10 August 2015

Your guide to the key legal aspects of tooth whitening

Dento-legal guide to complaints

17 January 2014

Even the most careful and competent dental professional is likely to receive a complaint about the quality of the service, care or treatment they have provided, at some point in their career.