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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).
24 October 2016
From 1 November 2016, the GDC is introducing several important reforms to its fitness to practise (FTP) procedures that are intended to make them less protracted and more proportionate.
11 October 2016
Dental professionals should be wary of purchasing counterfeit and unapproved dental equipment from auction websites as it may put the safety of their patients at risk.
24 March 2016
More dental professionals are seeking our advice about whether they can safely treat patients who weigh more than 20 stone, the limit for most standard dental chairs.
5 January 2016
Dental practices are now being encouraged to highlight examples of ‘notable practice’ to inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so these can be included in their reports from January 2016.
14 December 2015
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is warning members to be cautious when considering accepting gifts from a patient or professional contact this festive season.
5 November 2015
Since 31 October 2015, dental professionals in England and Wales have had a legal obligation to notify the police if they discover that an act of female genital mutilation (FGM) appears to have been carried out on a girl under the age of 18.
18 May 2015
Following a recent GDC case involving a DDU hygienist and therapist member, the DDU has been asked to clarify the position regarding the remit of hygienists and therapists when carrying out soft tissue examinations.