Research
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Listening to your views

In order to protect the public by regulating the dental team, we need to listen and understand the views of the public, patients and registrants. We draw upon these views  to make policy and decisions on the basis of the best available evidence. We use a range of research and consultation methods to produce robust evidence and to reach as wide and diverse audience as possible. 

These include:

  • Publishing a consultation document on our website where you can let us know your view on key policies and procedures. The document which provides background to the issue, sets out the purpose of the consultation, and explains how to respond, via a questionnaire and the deadline for a response.
  • Representative research surveys of patients, public and registrants which produce reliable evidence about what you think.
  • Focus groups and workshops to enable in depth and deliberative discussion of issues and to target sections of the general and registrant population not reached by other consultation methods.
  • Providing opportunities for feedback and open calls for ideas on key issues.

Results are published in our research library.

Go to the research library