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Article: Volume 37 Number 10 Page 696 - December 2010

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  Dental Update 380: 696-699

Basic Dental Science:  Dental Care Professionals: Their Training and Clinical Practice in the UK

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Abstract: Since the event of compulsory registration, Dental Care Professionals now make up approximately 60% of the dental workforce.1 This article outlines training for all groups of Dental Care Professionals and discusses their clinical practice, emphasizing the importance of their involvement in the delivery of holistic patient care.

Author notes: Sarah Hartridge, BDS, FDS RCS, PhD, Joint Clinical Director, University of Portsmouth Dental Academy, William Beatty Building, Hampshire Terrace, Portsmouth PO1 2QG, UK.

Objective: To describe the roles of Dental Care Professionals.