These Regulations provide for the arrangements under which general dental services are provided under Part VI of the Health and Personal Social Services (NI) Order 1972.
The terms of service under which dentists provide general dental services to their patients are set out in Schedule 2 to the Regulations.
- The Health and Personal Social Services, General Dental Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008
Records management considerations
Records in respect of care and treatment, including radiographs, photos and study models must be retained for a period of 6 years after the treatment to which they relate has been completed.
By the amendment in 2008 the period of six years replaced a period of two years.
Records may be kept in computerised form.
Dentists must compile, maintain accurate and make available a patient information leaflet to any person who may reasonably require one.
The information to be included in the leaflets is set out in Schedule 6 to the Regulations.