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.

Dementia - Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines

Safe Use of X-ray Equipment 

Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography

Antimicrobial prescribing for GDPs

Clinical Examination and Record-Keeping

Standards in Dentistry

Bloodborne viruses (BBVs) in healthcare workers  - UKHSA 2021 guidance

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 – Quality Standards: Primary dental care

Quality Standards: Primary dental care equipment list | Resuscitation Council UK 

Mythbusters and tips for dentists: full list - Care Quality Commission 

CQC – Dentists: information for providers

NHS England » (HTM 01-05) Decontamination in primary care dental practices

Decontamination in primary care dental practices (Wales)

Decontamination into Practice (Scotland)

Dental Record Keeping Standards – A Consensus Approach

SDCEP - Drug Prescribing For Dentistry

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

Botulinum toxin and cosmetic fillers for under 18s: guidance for business

Delivering better oral health: an evidence-based toolkit for prevention - GOV.UK 

Mental Capacity Act 2005 at a glance | SCIE 

Shared decision making | NICE guidelines 

CDO England Clinical dental policies link NHS England » Clinical dental policies 

Standards & guidance – College of General Dentistry 

NICE (guidelines for wisdom teeth extractions, infective endocarditis, dental check intervals etc) 

Published guidance | Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness