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 Prescribing

  • Direct Access explained

    In a joint podcast on Direct Access, dento-legal adviser Leo Briggs and the BSDHT's president Julie Rosse talk about the legal and ethical limits of the treatment that a hygienist or therapist can actually provide, the barriers to practising entirely independently and what direct access means in practice.

  • Prescribing change for dental hygienists and therapists

    Dental hygienists and therapists can now carry out treatments involving the administration of fluorides and local anaesthetics under a Patient Group Direction (PGD).

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