We are delighted to announce our collaboration with dental compliance experts Apolline.

Apolline is an innovative professional services company that combines tailored support with technology to deliver in-practice compliance solutions and online training to dental practices.

 

About Apolline

Apolline have a knowledgeable, approachable team with a cherished reputation for integrity. Apolline’s mission is to provide customised support services and software solutions for the dental sector to enable practices of all sizes to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance. Our unparalleled understanding of current standards, combined with professional expertise and innovative technology, allows us to deliver successful outcomes for all our clients.​

We understand the pressures involved in the day to day compliance management.

At Apolline we are proud of our highly experienced, dynamic and professional management and Practice Advisor teams. Our management team has over 150 years of combined experience incorporating experienced dental clinicians, practice managers and CQC Registered Managers. Our team knows compliance inside out and we are able to share this vast knowledge with you!

Apolline has joined a partnership with Tida, following recent reports on racism and inequality in the profession. One such report is the Equality Diversity and Inclusion report from the Diversity in Dentistry Action Group (DDAG). You can sample this report below:

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The importance of training

The General Dental Council (GDC) set out Principles in their Standards for the Dental Team

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The GDC state that: You must treat patients fairly, as individuals and without discrimination.

Guidance

  • You must not discriminate against patients on the grounds of:
    • Age
    • Disability
    • Gender reassignment
    • Marriage and civil partnership
    • Pregnancy and maternity
    • Race
    • Religion or belief
    • Sex
    • Sexual orientation.
  • You must also ensure that you do not discriminate against patients or groups of patients for any other reasons such as nationality, special needs, health, lifestyle or any other consideration.
  • You must be aware of and adhere to all your responsibilities as set out in relevant equalities legislation.
  • You must consider patients’ disabilities and make reasonable adjustments to allow them to receive care that meets their needs. If you cannot make reasonable adjustments to treat a patient safely, you should consider referring them to a colleague.
  • You must not express your personal beliefs (including political, religious or moral beliefs) to patients in any way that exploits their vulnerability or could cause them distress.

 

Your role as a dental professional

Dental professionals have an important and influential role within our communities. Therefore, you have a responsibility to check any hidden bias that may affect patients or other team members because your bias could impact someone else’s life. You should also ensure that you follow the Equality Act 2010 laws within your dental practice.

You can learn more about equality, diversity, inclusion, discrimination and anti-bias in our online training courses:

Conscious and Unconscious Bias for Dental Professionals - Online training from TIDA - course logo
Workplace: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Online Course
TIDA Human Rights online course
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