Friday 17 May 2024, 3.15-4.00pm, Birmingham

Enhanced CPD Theatre, Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

This lecture will discuss the importance of comprehensive and accurate record-keeping, and why it is fundamental for good clinical practice and essential for delivering quality patient care.

It will be delivered by Dr George Wright FCGDent, Deputy Dental Director at Dental Protection. Dr Wright graduated with honours from the University of Sheffield and after completion of Foundation Training, moved into general practice working in the NHS. Previously he was Deputy Chairman of the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Local Dental Committee, Training Programme Director for Performer List Validation by Experience in Yorkshire and the Humber, President of the South Yorkshire Branch of the BDA, Chairman of the BDA’s Associate Group, Foundation Trainer with the South Yorkshire Deanery and Chief Examiner at the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. He is also a Magistrate in the Adult Criminal Court. He joined Dental Protection in 2016, and in 2022 was appointed to the non-executive board of The MPS Foundation, a global not-for-profit research initiative, dedicated to shaping the future of patient safety and enhancing the wellbeing of healthcare professionals and teams.


  • At the end of the session attendees will have an understanding of the current guidance and best practice for dental record-keeping

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what constitutes effective record-keeping in dentistry
  • Understand the dento-legal issues that can arise when storing, sharing and disposing of patient records


  • 0.75 hours

GDC development outcomes:

  • A
  • D

This lecture is free to attend for both members and non-members of the College, and is one of four College sessions at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2024 (BDCDS24), a two-day conference hosting over 200 CPD lectures, 400 exhibitors and 9,000 dental professionals.

College representatives will also be available throughout the conference at Stand Q01 to talk to delegates about our vision for the profession, the benefits of membership and fellowship, and to answer questions.

It is not possible to register for specific lectures in advance, but those wishing to attend will need to register for BDCDS24 either in advance or on the day – use the button below.

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