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As a patient, you can expect the following:

  • dental professionals to put your interests first and act to protect
  • to receive treatment on the basis of your clinical need
  • to take part in all decisions about your treatment and to have the pros and cons of treatment, including any risks, side effects and alternative methods of treatment, fully explained
  • to be encouraged to ask questions about your diagnosis and treatment and to receive clear information in writing
  • to be told what aftercare you will need and how long this should last, and the anticipated outcome
  • to be given a method of contact (telephone number, email address) and the name of someone you can ring with any further queries
  • to be able to request a second opinion
  • to see clearly displayed in dental practices indicative prices on a range of relevant services, including National Health Service (NHS) and private patient fee levels
  • to be informed about all the costs, if any, involved in advance of your treatment and receive itemised costing details in written treatment plans
  • to see clearly displayed in practices what services are available under the NHS and what services the practice provides privately, and to understand if your treatment will be provided under the NHS or privately
  • to be treated by an appropriately trained and experienced member of the dental team or one under the close supervision of a suitably experienced member of the staff
  • to know the names and professional status of all the staff involved in your care
  • to choose whether you see dental and other healthcare students or not, or take part in any trials, surveys etc.
  • to be treated in an environment that is safe and clean
  • to be able to request information on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and how they affect patients and are managed in the centre
  • to be treated with courtesy and with respect for your privacy and dignity
  • to have details about you, including your medical records and anything you say, treated in confidence and, except where required by law, to be given an opportunity to decide whether your details can be passed to anyone else
  • to be given access to information kept about you
  • to be able to choose to have a relative or friend with you during consultations, examinations and, where possible, treatment
  • staff to understand that you might be feeling anxious and vulnerable and that this may affect the way you behave
  • to be given an appointment date and time or to be told when an appointment is likely to be
  • to be informed on arrival at an appointment if delays are occurring and to receive an explanation of why;
  • to receive an explanation and, where appropriate, an apology if things go wrong
  • to be able to complain if you are unhappy with the treatment you receive and to be given the name of someone who can help you with this if you wish.
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“Hygienist, Angela sets you at ease from the moment you walk ...“

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“I am 70 years of age, and I have always been afraid to go to...“

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“Wow! The service I received from Jane was absolutely fantastic; she went above and beyond ...“

Dee D

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“I am 70 years of age, and I have always been afraid to go to the dentist. A broken tooth ...“

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“I booked an emergency treatment appointment, having had a tooth for a few days and was una...“

Ginette S

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