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Advice (A to Z)

All members can access our extensive range of online advice written by our team of experienced advisors.



Anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs

Applying for a Dental Vocational Training Number via 'Equivalence' in Scotland

Applying for a Dental Vocational Training Number via 'Equivalence' in Northern Ireland

Associate contracts

Associate payments during the pandemic in England

Associates working in general dental practice

Associate leaving a practice

Associates - quick guide

Associates - side agreement for previous periods of the pandemic - England

Associates - side agreement for previous period of the pandemic - Wales


Botox® and non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Bullying harassment and violence at work

Business continuity planning

Business names and brands

Business planning and managing change

Buying a dental practice


CQC - changing your registration

CQC - guidance on applying

CQC - compliance requirements

CQC - inspections and reports

CQC - monitoring approach

CQC - what a good inspection looks like

Careers in dentistry

Cleanliness: National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021

Clinical audit and peer review

Combined Practice Inspection checklist - Scotland

Companies and LLPs

Complaints handling


CPD (enhanced) - a summary

CV writing


Data protection

Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) - Guide to completing

Death and serious illness

Dental unit waterlines

Dentists parental leave and pay

Dentists legal rights as commercial purchasers

Dentists long-term sickness and pay

Disability discrimination - dentists as service providers

Disciplinary procedures and dismissal


Emergency drug poster

Employees' maternity and parental rights

Employee pay and rewards

Employing staff

Employment contracts practice sales and TUPE

Enhanced CPD - a summary

Equality and diversity in the workplace


Face masks - how to spot a fake

Fee collection

Fees guide - Northern Ireland

Fees guide - Scotland

Fee setting

Financial management

Freedom of information (FOIA)

Furloughed workers - template letter to employees


GDPR explained


GDS in England and Wales - guide to the standard contract

Grievance at work


Health and safety

Healthcare waste

Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) registration guidance


Incorporation concerns in NI and Scotland


Infection control


Jury service and public duties


Leases and licences

Legionella - risk assessment (SDCEP external site)



Managing performance and appraisals

Maternity and adoption leave and pay - Dentists'

Maternity and adoption leave and pay - Employees’

Medical devices

Medical emergencies

Medical emergencies poster

Menopause and perimenopause policy

Money laundering

Music and visual recordings in the practice


New practice start-up

NHSMail account setup for private practice

NHS BSA Dental Activity Review

NHS dentistry in England and Wales

NHS dentistry in Northern Ireland

NHS dentistry in Scotland

NHS dispute resolution – England and Wales

NHS England: Guidance on completing the Coronavirus 2020-21 year-end declaration form

NHS England targets January to March 2022  

NHS England targets January to March 2021

NHS England targets April to September 2021


Occupational health service



Paternity leave - Dentists'

Paternity leave - Employees’

Patient-facing communications

Patient-facing communications poster

Pensions - annual limits

Pensions - calculation of NHSPS Net pensionable earnings (England and Wales)

Pensions - NHS pension information statements

Pensions - NHS pension scheme - How to retire (England and Wales)

Pensions - in the GDS (95 and 08 sections)

Pensions - in the salaried services (95 and 08 sections)

Pensions - Lifetime allowance

Pensions - Prison dentists: access to NHS pensions scheme

Pensions - the 2015 Scheme

Pensions - Age discrimination remedy and public service pensions 

Pensions - USS changes

Pensions - NHS pensions 24-hour retirement

Planning permission

PPE checklist

Prescribing and medicines management

Private dental plans and in-practice capitation schemes

Private practice - Moving to private practice NI

Private practice - Moving to private practice Scotland

Protecting personal information

Provision of private dental treatment in Northern Ireland


Radiation - Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment (2nd Edition)

Radiation - Advice on guidance of Safe Use of X-ray Equipment 2nd Edition

Radiograph quality audit FAQs

Recruiting staff


Remote consultation during pandemic

Respiratory protective equipment - monthly maintenance checks

Risk assessment

Risk assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic

Risk assessment - Fully vaccinated staff identified as in contact with a COVID-19 case


Safeguarding patients

Sedation - patient and operator safety

Selling a dental practice

Sickness absence

Specialty training




Tendering in England and Wales

Title 'Dr'

Tooth whitening

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