Confidentiality advice booklet
Post date: 09/03/2016
The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 04/07/2019
Confidentiality - updated March 2016
A patient’s consent to investigations or treatment is a fundamental aspect of the proper provision of dental care.
But unless that consent is valid a dentist is vulnerable to criticism on a number of counts, not least those of assault and/or negligence - which in turn could lead respectively to criminal charges and/ or civil claims against the dentist.
Our advice booklets provide in-depth risk management information on common problem areas, including regional-specific advice on complaints handling and consent.
Our booklets can also help guide and support you on your way from student to graduation, and help you safely negotiate the many challenges that can arise at critical points in your career through to a happy and worry-free retirement.