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Health, safety and risk assessment overview

Working in a dental practice, you should be able to identify where access barriers are, what could be a hazard and cause harm and whether adequate controls are in place. All staff and patients have a right to be protected from harm caused by a failure to implement reasonable control measures.

Clinical audit and peer review

Clinical audit encourages individual GDPs to examine different aspects of their practice, whereas peer review provides an opportunity for groups of dentists to get together to reflect.

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Health and safety

This advice provides a summary of the general and specific health and safety requirements that apply to the dental environment.

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Medical devices

Understand how medical devices are regulated in the UK and the implications for your practice and your patients.

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Radiation protection

This advice gives an overview on the legislation affecting the use of radiation equipment in the dental practice.

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Risk assessment

This advice describes obligations under health and safety law to conduct risk assessments in the dental practice.

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