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Consent advice booklet

Post date: 07/03/2016

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 02/07/2019

Consent - updated March 2016

A patient’s informed consent to investigations or treatment is a fundamental aspect of the proper provision of dental care. Without informed consent to treatment, a dentist is vulnerable to criticism on a number of counts, not least those of assault and negligence which in turn could lead respectively to criminal charges and civil claims.

Consent (UK excl Scotland)
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Our advice booklets provide in-depth risk management information on common problem areas, including regional-specific advice on complaints handling and consent.

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