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0800 374 626

Law

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.

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  • Data protection legislation

    The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) applies to dental records and dental professionals must abide by its principles.

  • Freedom of Information request

    We have been approached by a local journalist who says he is collecting information about the number of patient complaints received by NHS practices in the area over the last three years and what proportion have been resolved. We told him we didn’t want to comment but he has now made a written Freedom of Information request. Do we have to comply?

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Latest updates and advice

  • The DDU's advice on tooth whitening

    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.

  • Dental nurse indemnity - advice for dental professionals

    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.

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