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Enhanced CPD Course

Consent and Best Interest

  • Online Learning
  • Multi-choice quiz



CPD Topics covered

  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach the learner how to:

  • Define the features of informed consent
  • Identify the patients right to withdraw consent
  • Explore the capacity to consent
  • Define best interest decisions

Anticipated Outcomes

Following the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Set practice procedures to ensure patient consent is valid
  • Know how to react when patients withdraw their consent for treatment
  • Use recognised processes to assess capacity to consent
  • Provide an outline of policy requirements
Target Audience
  1. Practice Manager
  2. Dental Technician
  3. Orthodontic Therapist
  4. Clinical Dental Technician
  5. DCP
  6. Dental Hygienist
  7. Receptionist
  8. Trainee
  9. Dental Nurse
  10. Dental Therapist
  11. Dentist
High Level Learning Outcomes
  1. B – Effective Management
  2. A – Effective Communication
Regulatory Standards
  1. SAFE
QCF Level
Level 3
  1. None

About the Instructor

Haleigh Pouliot

Verified Instructor

August 2010 – May 2013

Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY

Graduated May 2013 with Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene

January 2014 – July 2017

Dental Hygienist | Quest Dental | Syracuse NY


  • Performed professional prophylactic cleanings
  • Provided preventative dental health services
  • Engaged patients in active learning to generate enthusiasm for maintaining oral health
  • Interacted efficiently with a team in a fast-paced environment


  • 2013 - Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene


Maria Sanchez Fernandez

16th Feb 2020

Very relevant and concise

Amber Denning

20th Jul 2019

A good brief overview of consent in the Dental setting.
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