Rob Witton was part of the team which has published ‘Standards in Dentistry’ detailing guidance and standards for primary dental care

A comprehensive collection detailing guidance and standards for primary dental care has been published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP[UK]) in its second edition of Standards in Dentistry.

This publication for general dental practitioners and their teams is a guide to personal or practice-based quality assessment and sets out specific standards covering many areas including consultation and diagnosis, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, management of acute pain, periodontics, endodontics, removable partial dentures, complete dentures, minor oral surgery, implant dentistry, management of dental trauma, direct, coronal and root surface restorations, and indirect coronal restorations.

It also summarises almost 70 standard and guideline publications by the Faculty and 30 other organisations, encompassing emergency dental care, examination and record-keeping, infection prevention and control, medical emergencies, medications management, oral health, pathology, patient information, practice management, prevention, radiography, restorative dentistry, risk management and communication, sedation, special care dentistry and staff training.

This second edition of the publication was carried out by a team at Peninsula Dental School – Ewen McColl, David Moles, Christopher Tredwin, Robert Witton and Lorna Burns, and its publication follows consultation with a wide range of national dental bodies. Rob Witton (pictured second from the left) is a non-executive director of Smile Together Dental CIC.

Contemporary clinical, organisational and dento-legal contexts for dentistry have been taken into account in the new book, as well as changes in the evidence base since the first edition was published in 2006.

Ian Mills, Dean of FGDP(UK), said: “This second edition of Standards in Dentistry is an indispensable reference guide which will assist the whole dental team in identifying appropriate standards for the delivery of high-quality care.”

The publication is available for £44.99 at www.fgdp.org.uk/shop

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