AN online resource for employers, managers, and contractors of dental services has been published by the General Dental Council.
Supporting the dental team is intended to assist in supporting dental professionals to work together as a well-trained, motivated and competent dental team delivering safe, high-quality care to patients.
The GDC acknowledges that employers and managers of dental professionals may not be GDC registrants but still play a significant role in ensuring patients receive high standards of service and care. The new guide is designed to "complement and support", pulling together useful information from a range of places.
GDC Head of Public Policy, Osama Ammar, said: "While the GDC does not regulate dental businesses, working alongside our stakeholders we saw a gap in the information and support that was available to dental team managers and employers. By providing this additional information in one place, we felt we could assist them in their understanding of the professional responsibilities of the dental team and encourage activities that will enhance patient care."