We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better.
If you choose to customise the site it will help you to find the most relevant content for your needs. You will still be able to access all content on the site.
Don't have an account?
Click here to register
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.
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.
Dental hygienists and therapists can now carry out treatments involving the administration of fluorides and local anaesthetics under a Patient Group Direction (PGD).
The dental health of people with dementia can become secondary to other considerations. But the dental team can make a vital contribution to patients' quality of life.
We have detected you are in and some website content may have been personalised to be more relevant to you.
You can change your region setting here or at the top of the page.