MIDHS STANDARDS

 

Our patients are protected by the rules and guidance given by The General Dental Council. This is the organisation which regulates dental professionals in the United Kingdom. All dentists, dental hygienists, dental nurses, dental technicians, dental therapists, clinical dental technicians and orthodontic therapists must be registered to work in the UK. Our standards of care, cleanliness and sterilisation are of primary importance to us and to you.

 

Please feel free to ask us about our procedures at any time.

 

The GDC issue ethical guidance for dentists and dental hygienists as well as the whole dental team, who are required to work in an ethical manner and at all times in the patients’ best interest.

 

This guidance can be found through the links below and include topics such as:

 

  • Putting patients’ interest first and acting to protect them
  • Respecting patients’ dignity and choices
  • Protecting patients’ confidential information
  • Co-operating with other members of the dental team and other healthcare colleagues in the interests of
    the patients
  • Maintaining your professional knowledge and competence
  • Being trustworthy

 


 

Standards for Dental Professionals is supported by supplementary guidance and this can also be seen on the website under these headings:

 

Principles of patient consent (published June 2005)

Principles of patient confidentiality (published June 2005)

Principles of dental team working (published February 2006)

Principles of handling complaints (published May 2006)

Principles of raising concerns (published May 2006)

Principles of management responsibility (February 2008)

 

Standards for Dental Professionals is also supported by the following statements:

 

Conducting clinical trials Responsible prescribing Child protection