Article: Volume 47 Number 6 Page 476 - June 2020

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  Dent Update 2020; 47: 476-478

Guest Editorial:  Counselling for Registrants facing GDC Practice Committees

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Abstract: This paper argues that dentists should act in a professional manner and take a collegiate approach to establish a support system for ‘colleagues in need’ when facing General Dental Council Fitness to Practice Committees similar to that provided for doctors in comparable circumstances.

Clinical relevance: The incidence of an allegation made to the GDC, which are associated with registrants’ mental and behavioural disorders, and subsequently avoiding difficult procedures, was 3.57 per 100 dentists in 2017.

Author notes: Robert Baker, BDS, LDS, MFDS RCPS(Glas), MSND RCS(Edin), MSc, Bristol, DPDM Exeter Farmer, Monchique, Portugal

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