​Standards for the Dental Team replaced Standards for Dental Professionals on 30 September 2013.

You will find all the guidance documents on our Standards for the Dental Team page.

We cannot issue additional hard copies of Standards for the Dental Team. Please visit the Standards for the Dental Team page for a printer-friendly version, or visit Focus on Standards.

Focus on Standards site

To support the implementation of the new Standards for the Dental Team, we have developed an interactive site with case studies, scenarios and FAQs.

We have developed case studies and scenarios that will help you test your knowledge on Standards for the Dental Team. If you have any comments, queries or suggestions on content for these pages, please contact us​

Visit Focus on Standards


 Direct Access


​'Direct Access' means giving patients the option to see a dental care professional (DCP) without having to first see a dentist or without a prescription from a dentist.

From 1 May 2013, some dental professionals are now able to see patients direct.

Direct Access Q&As

Guidance on Direct Access
Direct Access background




We held a series of 'Standards in Focus' events, so that dental professionals could find out about the main changes in Standards for the Dental Team and how these will impact on them.

If you missed the events, don't worry, you can watch a video recording of the key presentations given at our Belfast event.

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 OLD Standards Guidance


​The Standards Guidance was replaced with Standards for the Dental Team on 30 September 2013.


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If you have any queries or comments about the Standards, please contact us