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Assessing a patient's capacity to consent is central to everyday dental practice...
You should find out what your patient wants or needs to know, as well as telling them what you think they need to know...
The dental professional who has drawn up a patient's treatment plan should usually obtain the initial consent.
There are specific principles and procedures surrounding young patients' consent to dental treatment.
Assessing dental patients' capacity to consent is a vital part of the treatment process. Here's what you need to know.
As well as their dental condition, you need to consider a wide range of factors...
Our latest on-demand webinars cover confidentiality and the key principles of data protection, as well as exploring consent and capacity. Test your knowledge to earn CPD.
Dental professionals need to be aware of a number of factors before making decisions on behalf of adults lacking capacity.
Guidance on treating adults who have or may have impaired capacity in Scotland.