Vital work being done to achieve exemptions


  Posted by: Dental Design      1st February 2018

The British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy (BSDHT) and British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) are working with NHS England who is leading a programme to extend supply and administration responsibilities to a number of professional groups. This includes the use of exemptions by dental therapists and dental hygienists.

If dental hygienists and dental therapists were able to supply and administer some medicines in their practice, this would bring about many positive benefits, especially for patients. Treatment could be performed even if the dentist was not available, so the patient would not be asked to return at another time. Compliance would be encouraged, ultimately improving the standard of their oral health.

The delegation of responsibility will also improve patient access and choice, too. Also, the dental team as a whole will benefit from a practice that uses its time more effectively, with the dentist freed up to focus on treating people in the chair.

Find out how you can support the work of the BSDHT and get behind the case for exemptions.

For more information about the BSDHT, please visit,
call 01788 575050 or email

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