Dental Team Structure
The structure of the team working in these clinics
The clinic management, under a common accord, ensures that the GDC registrations of all dental care professionals are current, that their continuing professional development is current and that all the dentists’ individual indemnity insurance is current with the adequate coverage.
All dentists at this clinic are self-employed associate dentists registered with the GDC, covered by individual indemnity insurance and/or defence organisation membership.
DentalCarePlus is the registered provider of the service; DentalCarePlus does not enter into any form of contractual agreement or arrangement with a patient. Contractual agreements/arrangements for the provision of dental treatment (in the form of a signed treatment plan) are solely between the patient and the dentist. The dentist is responsible for the treatment and advice provided.
No treatment plan guarantee is offered by DentalCarePlus. Treatment plan guarantees are offered by each dentist on a case by case basis based on that dentist’s assessment, and are subject to the patient complying strictly with their dentist’s advice and guidance.
DentalCarePlus would like to reassure patients that their best interests are our priority. DentalCarePlus have controls in place in the event that an individual dentist is unable to continue treating patients (e.g., through illness).
DentalCarePlus operates a complaints policy displayed in the reception. Please ask the practice manager if you would like to see a copy. We welcome any complaint you may have and we will work to address it.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask your dentist or the practice manager.
Terms and Conditions for the provision of dental treatment
In accordance with the GDC rules above, the following are the terms and conditions relating to the provision of dental services featured on this website.
Dentists reserve the right to refuse to treat a patient if they consider that the patient has insufficient understanding of the treatment, or they consider that a patient’s expectations are unrealistic and not clinically achievable.
The GDC publication Principles of Dental Team Working Page 6 Clause 3.1 states
“All members of the dental team who have to register with the GDC are individually responsible and accountable for their own actions and for the treatment or processes which they carry out.”, and also Clause 3.2 states
“As a registered dental professional you are also responsible for the actions of any member of the team you lead or manage who delivers care to the patient but who does not have to register with us (for example receptionists and practice managers).