Advice for dental professionals raising a concern

All dental professionals have a professional responsibility to report any treatment or behaviour which might pose a risk to patients or colleagues.

A key part of this is ensuring that there is a culture of openness and honesty. Raising a concern should be input that is welcomed rather than tolerated. It is vital that staff raising a concern are listened to and that the information is acted upon. This type of environment benefits patients, colleagues and the wider health service.

Principle 8 of the Standards for the dental team covers raising a concern, providing information on:


For more information or support on raising a concern, there's a free, independent and confidential advice line that is provided by Protect.

Protect are a leading charity who provide advice to workers who are unsure whether or how to raise a public interest concern.

You can contact them using their confidential advice line: 020 3117 2520.

If you're ready to raise a concern, you can complete our form online​.

If your concern is about employment issues, please complete this form.