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23 January 2018
Seeking patient consent to disclose any information about them is part of your legal and professional duty of confidentiality, and is key to your relationship of trust with your patient.
22 January 2018
Complaints and claims for clinical negligence can arise many years after treatment and, in the absence of records, it may be difficult or impossible to defend an allegation successfully.
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.
Good interpersonal skills have never been more important for dental professionals.
18 January 2018
Communication is a two-way process.
The way that a practice communicates with patients through its website, marketing literature and other written information needs to make a positive impression.