The dental profession continues to face increasing litigation. It is the responsibility of all dental professionals to demonstrate a fundamental basic understanding of dental implantology so that this option can be offered to patients even though they may not be in a position to offer the procedure themselves.
Dental professionals have an ethical responsibility to limit their scope of practice to what they are trained and competent to do. Any dental professional who carries out work for which they are not trained and competent puts their registration at risk.
The GDC expects dentists to have received adequate, certified training and possess the correct skills if they are to perform the procedure.