Your dental professional must be registered with us to work in the UK. We keep our registers online so you can easily search for their details.
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We set standards in dentistry which registered dental professionals must follow. We produce advice for patients including lists of questions you might want to ask during your appointments.
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If you are looking for an NHS dental professional or have questions about the costs of NHS treatment, please contact one of the following organisations. We are not responsible for the content of these websites.
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All dental practices to have their own complaints procedure and most issues can usually be dealt with in this way. Speak to them first to see if you can settle the problem. If you are still unhappy, you can make a complaint. There are different ways of doing this which depend on issues such as whether your care was provided under the NHS or privately.
I have had private treatment - Dental Complaints Service
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I do not think they should be allowed to work
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Our role is to protect the public by regulating dental professionals. We have regular Council meetings, hold public hearings and develop new initiatives to improve standards in dentistry.
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