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Principle One

Put patient's interests first


Principle Two

Communicate effectively with patients


Principle Three

Obtain valid consent


Principle Four

Maintain and protect patients' information


Principle Five

Have a clear and effective complaints procedure


Principle Six

Work with colleagues in a way that is in patients' best interests


Principle Seven

Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills


Principle Eight

Raise concerns if patients are at risk


Principle Nine

Make sure your personal behaviour maintains patients' confidence in you and the dental profession


Frequently asked questions

​​​Yes, you can use Facebook and other social media but you need to make sure that you follow our Guidance on using social media and other social networking sites at all times.

If patients send you friend requests, you need to think carefully before accepting them as a friend as they will be able to see everything that you post online. It’s also important to remember that even if you have the highest privacy settings people can still access your photos so you need to think carefully about what appears on your pages.

​No - you don’t need to tell us about parking tickets. Please read our Guidance on reporting criminal proceedings for more information on what you should report to us.