Resources

Advisory Bodies
British National Formulary
British Society of Periodontology
British Society for Oral Medicine (BSOM)
British Society for Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD)
British Society for Restorative Dentistry (BSRD)
Faculty of General Dental Practice
Health and Safety Executive (UK)
Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
National Patient Safety Agency
NICE guidelines
Dental recall - recall interval between routine dental exams (October 2004)
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
Department of Health Information and Guidance
GDC Guidance
Standards for dental professionals
New GDC Standards came into effect in September 2013 – Available on the GDC website 

Advice on raising concerns

Dental Trauma
Infection Prevention & Control and Decontamination
E-Learning

e-lfH is a Department of Health programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies

Ethical and legal issues
Handling complaints and record keeping
Please visit your defence union websites.

BSO Guidance: http://www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/2671.htm

HSC Business Services Organisation information for dentists (including Clinical Audit and Peer Review)

Radiography and Radiation Protection
Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R)
Following the publication of the EU directive (Council Directive 97/43 Euratom), the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 came into force on 1 January 2001.  This order sets out legislative measures for the protection of individuals against dangers of ionising radiation in relation to medical exposure.

In Northern Ireland, responsibility for monitoring, inspecting and enforcement of IR(ME)R passed from DHSSPS to RQIA on 15 March 2010.

National Radiological Protection Board
The National Radiological Protection Board is a UK public body set up under the Radiological Protection Act of 1970 with the purpose of disseminating information about the protection of mankind from radiation hazards.  The Board consists of a chairman and between seven and twelve other members, appointed by the Department of Health.  On 1 April 2005 the NRPB became the Radiation Protection Division of the Health Protection Agency.

Special Care dentistry
Prescribing competency framework

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