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0800 374 626


The advice in this section is for general guidance only.

If you need more specific advice you can call one of our dento-legal advisers on 0800 374 626. They are available between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and provide an on-call service for dento-legal emergencies or urgent queries 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Alternatively you can fill out our form and an adviser will respond.

Popular resources about Consent

  • Dento-legal guide to consent

    It is a fundamental principle of good dental practice that patient consent or proper authority is obtained before any treatment starts or information about a patient is disclosed.

  • A question of consent

    A patient was referred by the local dental hospital for extraction of the LL8 to a dentist, a DDU member, with a special interest in oral surgery. She was suffering pain and discomfort from the wisdom tooth, which was impacted...

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Latest updates and advice

  • DDU journal summer 2017

    Discussing the rewards and risks of limited treatment orthodontics and the danger of promising 'perfect teeth'.

  • Incapacity and the law in Scotland

    The DDU regularly receives calls from members who are uncertain about a patient's capacity to consent or who want to know whether they can provide treatment to an adult patient without capacity.

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