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0800 374 626

Police Investigations

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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  • The expert witness

    Expert witnesses assist the court on matters that require particular expertise. They are typically asked to give opinions on facts provided by others and are expected to be entirely independent and impartial. They should never have treated the patient in the past and should not treat them in the future.

  • Coming clean

    Breaking the law can cause long term issues!

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  • New obligation for healthcare professionals to report FGM

    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.

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