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The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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22.—(1) In providing, or assisting with the provision of, care and treatment under general dental services a dentist shall—

(a)employ a proper degree of skill and attention;

(b)save as is provided in paragraphs 12, 13, 19, 23, 33 and 44, give all treatment personally;

(c)use only materials which are suitable for the purpose for which they are used;

(d)except in the case of occasional treatment and treatment on referral, provide or assist with the provision of care and treatment to such extent and at such intervals as may be necessary to secure and maintain the oral health of the patient; and

(e)not provide or assist with the provision of care and treatment in excess of that which is reasonably necessary to secure and maintain the oral health of the patient.

(2) A body corporate, in undertaking to provide general dental services, shall ensure that any dentist employed or engaged by it to treat patients shall—

(a)employ a proper degree of skill and attention;

(b)save as is provided in paragraphs 12, 13, 19, 23, 33 and 44, give all treatment personally;

(c)use only materials which are suitable for the purpose for which they are used;

(d)except in the case of occasional treatment and treatment on referral, provide or assist with the provision of care and treatment to such extent and at such intervals as may be necessary to secure and maintain the oral health of the patient;

(e)not provide or assist with the provision of care and treatment in excess of that which is reasonably necessary to secure and maintain the oral health of the patient; and

(f)comply with the provisions of the terms of service.

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