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Guidance for students

Here you can find a range of guidance materials for students and training providers, as well as patients receiving care from students.

For examples of professionalism and how they relate to our standards during training take a look at our student case studies.

To look at case studies relating to what may happen once you register, there's more information on the Focus on Standards area of the website.

Information for dental patients - receiving care and treatment from students

​For more information on what patients expect when receiving care from student dental professionals, download our patient leaflet here.

Student professionalism and fitness to practise - an introduction for students

If you are considering training to be a dental professional, or are just starting your course, you can find out the key things you need to know about what is expected of student dental professionals here. These are based on the standards required of registered dental professionals.

Student professionalism and fitness to practise - guidance for students

Once you have started on your course, your training provider will guide you through the full, more detailed guidance, which is available here for you to download.

Student professionalism and fitness to practise - guidance for training providers

This guidance aims to support providers with the promotion of professional behaviour among students and dealing with student fitness to practise issues. It outlines requirements for training providers in relation to Standards for Education, student professionalism and fitness to practise.