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New safeguarding guidance for the dental team

New guidance on safeguarding vulnerable adults and children has been published by Public Health England

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Guide

When consent is withheld

Patients may give consent, but they may also refuse or restrict it.

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Guide

Consent and young patients

There are specific principles and procedures surrounding young patients' consent to treatment.

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Journal

Relative values: guidance on treating family and friends

It's natural to want to help those close to you, but the DDU still receives calls from members asking about the possible ethical and professional implications of treating friends and relatives.

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Guide

Releasing confidential information

Before releasing information about a patient to a third party, you must obtain the patient's permission, save in exceptional circumstances.

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Journal

Parental objection to child's treatment

A DDU member was confronted by the dissatisfied parent of a young patient.

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FAQ

What should I do if parents disagree about their child's treatment?

What should I do if parents disagree over their child's treatment?

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Should I tell children's services if I believe a child's poor dental hygiene and multiple caries are evidence of neglect?

Should I tell children's services if I believe a child's poor dental hygiene and multiple caries are evidence of neglect?

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Can I carry out treatment on a teenager without informing their parents?

Gillick competent, treatment, teenager, consent, disclosure

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