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Standards and guidance

We set professional standards for the dental team.

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Standards for the dental team

Sets out the standards of conduct, performance and ethics that govern you as a dental professional.

Our Standards for the dental team

GDC guidance for dental professionals

Guidance to help dental professionals in their role, including duty of candour and medical emergencies.

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Principles for complaint handling

A set of universal principles for handling complaints from patients about dental professionals.

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Direct access

Information explaining which members of the dental team can see patients under direct access and what they can do.

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Scope of access

​The Scope of Practice sets out the skills and abilities each registrant group should have.

More about scope of practice