The GOC is the only regulatory body providing a consumer complaints service through an entirely separate and independent organisation; and the joint Consultation Paper clearly distinguishes this from the service offered by the General Dental Council
. Question 11-5 asked by the Law Commission is: 'Should the regulators have powers to finance or establish a complaints service?'
* There have been a rising number of cases of dental technicians breaching the General Dental Council
More information General Dental Council
, www.gdc-uk.org Health Learning and Skills Advice Line, //hlas.careers-advice.org Details for information only.
They were accepted by the General Dental Council
- and after a hearing last month, the dentist was struck off.
The aim of undergraduate dental education is to produce both a knowledgeable and also a competent dentist who is able, on graduation, to accept professional responsibility for the effective and safe care of patients whilst being aware of both their limitations and also their responsibility for life-long learning [Hjorting-Hansen and Dent, 1996; General Dental Council
Katie Spears, of the General Dental Council
said: "Illegal tooth whitening represents a real risk as those who carry it out are neither qualified to assess a patient's suitability nor are they able to intervene should an an emergency arise"
The General Dental Council
said his behaviour was incompatible with the trust patients place in dentists, even though he was an "otherwise competent and caring" professional.
Morrison is to appear before the General Dental Council
in Liverpool to answer charges.
Kowalczyk was also told to pay General Dental Council
costs of PS1,468.63 and a PS15 victim surcharge.
But the General Dental Council
says that still breaks the rules.
Historically doctors and dentists were registered with the General Medical Council / General Dental Council
to practise in the UK.