Standards & Reports

GDC Standards

As dental professionals, we must be registered with the General Dental Council and meet their standards. There are nine principles that we must follow:

  • 1. Put patients’ interests first
  • 2. Communicate effectively with patients
  • 3. Obtain valid consent
  • 4. Maintain and protect patients’ information
  • 5. Have a clear and effective complaints procedure
  • 6. Work with colleagues in a way that is in patients’ best interests
  • 7. Maintain, develop and work within our professional knowledge and skills
  • 8. Raise concerns if patients are at risk
  • 9. Make sure our personal behaviour maintains confidence in us and the dental profession

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