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GDPR has now come into force, and the Information Governance Alliance (IGA) and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have published guidance - and will continue to do so - to clarify how it applies to healthcare organisations.
17 April 2018
NHS England has written to all NHS dental contract holders to make them aware of a new European Union Regulation 2017/852 regarding the use and disposal of mercury.
23 January 2018
You probably wouldn't associate passionate feelings with the dental chair, but sometimes patients can misinterpret a dental professional's behaviour and try to turn a purely professional relationship into a romantic one.
9 January 2018
All dental practices with X-ray machines must apply for registration by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
22 December 2017
The GDC expects dental professionals to provide patients with clear information about their arrangements for emergency care.
29 June 2017
On 16 June, the GDC's annual renewal window opened for dental care professionals to renew their registration and pay the annual retention fee (ARF).
Following recent events, the DDU has received a number of calls from members who have been asked to cooperate with the police by providing clinical records used to identify the deceased.
12 May 2017
Dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists and clinical dental technicians can provide tooth whitening treatments to adult patients without fear of prosecution, providing they act within the legal and ethical parameters.
11 May 2017
Dental nurses are required to have indemnity in order to practise and will be asked to declare they have appropriate indemnity arrangements in place when they join the GDC register or renew their registration.
4 November 2016
The GDC will shortly be reminding dentists to renew their registration by paying their annual retention fee (ARF).
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