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Patient and Public Attitudes to Standards for Dental Professionals, Ethical Guidance and Use of the Term Doctor

Date: 01 November, 2010
The GDC is currently reviewing the Standards for Dental Professionals. As part of this review, it commissioned exploratory research among patients and members of the public in the UK.  
 
The research explored patient and public attitudes to:
 
  • what measures the GDC should take to update the current Standards for Dental Professionals
  • what constitutes the ethical advertising of dental services
  • in what circumstances is dentists’ use of the courtesy title doctor (Dr) appropriate.

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