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Useful organisations for professionals

As the statutory regulator of the dental team, we have a duty to be impartial in the information we provide on our standards and guidance. This means we are unable to offer advice on individual circumstances and situations.

For advice on interpreting our standards and guidance in relation to your individual practice, please seek advice from your indemnity provider, professional association or peers, as appropriate.

On this page, we have provided information on the organisations with a remit to provide advice and support to both GDC registrants and patients on the interpretation of our standards and guidance, as well as standards and guidance beyond our scope, such as clinical guidance, legal advice and workplace matters.

Dental Defence Union (DDU)

Dental Protection

Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS)

Towergate MIA

Taylor Defence Services Limited

In addition, some professional associations, including the BDA, may provide indemnity cover for their members.

Dementia - Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines

Guidance notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-Ray Equipment (2nd Edition)

Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography

Antimicrobial prescribing for GDPs

Clinical Examination and Record-Keeping

Standards in Dentistry

FGM: mandatory reporting in healthcare

Guide for managers of HIV-infected workers who perform exposure prone procedures

Medical and dental students: Health clearance for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tuberculosis

Medicines Complete

Clear sexual boundaries between healthcare professionals and patients: responsibilities of healthcare professionals

Resuscitation Guidelines

Resuscitation Guidelines – Quality Standards: Primary dental care

Resuscitation Guidelines – Quality Standards: Primary dental care equipment list

CQC – Dentists: information for providers

HTM01-05: Decontamination in primary care dental practices (England)

HTM01-05: Decontamination in primary care dental practices (Wales)

Decontamination into Practice (Scotland)

Dental Record Keeping Standards – A Consensus Approach

BDA – Safeguarding

SDCEP - Drug Prescribing For Dentistry

The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013

National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs)

Standards for conscious sedation and accreditation dental sedation report  

Guidance on the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (IR(ME)R) Regulations and notes on good practice

Guidance on child protection and vulnerable adults

PHE – Guidance for Safeguarding in General Dental Practice: A Toolkit for Dental Teams