Clinical Governance

Maintaining Appropriate Personal & Professional Behaviour

Contributes 45 minutes to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course takes an in-depth look at trust and integrity, considering how individual dental team members can ensure that their behaviour meets high standards of reliability and truthfulness in line with a patient’s expectations. 

The course looks at the GDC’s guidance and expectations in respect of the health and well-being of the dental team, considering the potential problems presented to patients with chronic health conditions when team members are working with common contagious conditions. 

The course looks at the responsibility of dental professionals, outlining the requirements of reporting and cooperating with the GDC if they are subject to legal proceedings. 

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment. 

If you achieve 80% or more, you will pass the course and receive a printable certificate for your CPD folder. If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident. 


The aim of this course is to bring together the legal requirements, rules, guidance and best practice of a dental professional’s behaviour.


Learners will be able to:

  • Inform the GDC if an individual is subject to criminal proceedings or a regulatory finding is made against you anywhere in the world.
  • Co-operate with any relevant formal or informal inquiries and provide as much truthful information as expected.
  • Consider and evaluate the impact of aspects on your behaviour upon yourself, your practice and the dental profession.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands: 

  • The expectations of the public and the profession related to standards of behaviour and personal conduct of dental professionals.
  • The Standards for the Dental Team and also the requirements built into the health and Social Care Act 2008 to define measurable standards of conduct set by governing bodies for the profession.
  • How your behaviour influences patients trust and respect for their dental team.