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Welcome to the Dorset Local Dentists Committee

The Dorset Local Dental Committee is a forum through which local dentists and dental staff are able to come together and share news, information, or opt in for meetings.Through this committee, dentists and dental staff can share their expertise and look through help files that are posted online.

Previous Minutes are contained on the Documents page.

Previous items can also be found on the Documents or Archive pages

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Reminder to all Dentists

Normal surgery hours are defined with the contract
- National messages are being given that NHS expects normal surgery hours
- Local guidance has been issued to support practices more flexibility, by ensuring the during the Christmas period only cover is ensured for urgent care
- Practices should ensure that systems are in place to ensure patients seeking such urgent care are able to access urgent care when needed
- The contract does not allow the use of telephone numbers commencing 087, 090, 091 or 070 followed by a further eight digits, unless the service is provided free to the caller
- Contractors have the option to provide the Area Team with an urgent contact number, so if the worst happens the Area Team can contact them to put in place alternative arrangements
- Contractors should ensure that messages are given to patients who contact them by telephone or at the practice about services can be accessed
- 111 is only the applicable route for care outside of normal surgery hours

Election result

Notice of Meeting


Restorative Info Day Flyer


Restorative Info Day Agenda


Stakeholder Engagement


Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidlelines


Letter for Referral


Antibiotic Prophylaxis Letters


Wessex Restorative Needs Assessment

Pass Scheme Report 2019 Instruction for Importing Oral Surgery Referral form into R4 Wessex Area Minor Oral Surgery Referral Form for R4 Users
Antibiotic Protocol
Services Info
Benevolent Fund Contribution letter
Benevolent Fund Infographic


Registration general introduction PPT presentation

Safeguarding Children documents

DCHS contact details PDF
Intercolliegate document
Safeguarding children in Dentistry
Referral poster
Working together to Safeguard Children

Infection Control document

Cleanliness and Infection control
Dorset Dental cleaning
Revised gpcaredent waste v1

Recent Area Team Presentations to Joint LDC/AT Meeting PDF Files for info

Wessex Complaints Presentation
LDN presentation Dorset LDC 24 06 14 vs 2 VES
LDC slides - C Matei revised June 2014 - Copy
2014 06 DAF Presentation - NJ
2014 06 20 LDC Presentation UPDATED - MC

Medicines Management documents

Anticoagulants dental poster
Controlled drugs declaration self assessment
Letter to Dentists re NPSA
Medicines Management
Support Pack
Prescription Security Declaration

Patient advice leaflet on preventing infective endocardits - please see the Docs page

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last updated 9th October 2014