The BACDP operates under a Strict Code of Conduct. All Members must agree to adhere to the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is available as part of the Membership Application process.  Failure to meet/follow these codes of conduct may result in your membership with the BACDP being terminated.

Members of the BACDP agree to:

  • Conduct themselves in accordance with the Standards for the Dental Team (30th September 2013).
  • Place patient safety and interests above all other aspects of the treatment they provide.
  • Ensure people in their care are provided with all the information of the treatments available in order to make an informed choice.
  • Aim to work in a CQC, Save Face, TUCT or Local Authority registered clinic. Health Improvement Scotland registered clinic if working in Scotland.
  • Apply an individual approach to all people interested in receiving non-surgical treatment and to be aware of Body Dismorphic Disorder when discussing treatment options.
  • Undertake Continuing Professional Development in core non-surgical treatments appropriate to their skill level yearly, in order to remain up to date with patient and product safety.
  • Have appropriate indemnity insurance specifically for the non-surgical treatments they are trained, competent and insured to carry out. Please note this may be in addition to the professional indemnity insurance already held as a dental professional.  The BACDP may request to see this information at any time during your membership period.
  • Provide evidence of non-surgical aesthetic training courses to potential clients and BACDP.
  • Ensure Advertising / promotional material and information you produce is accurate and complies with guidance on ethical advertising.
  • Clear information given to patients on treatment, costs, consent prior to completing the treatment.
  • Obtain written consent explaining the patient’s options / costs etc which must remain valid at each stage of treatment.
  • Ensure you have a medical emergency protocol in place inclusive of your absence.
  • Keep patients records up to date and stored safely / securely.
  • Obtain consent to use patients images / information.
  • Raise concerns if a patient is at risk.
  • Be honest and act with integrity.
  • A BACDP member must not criticise another professional or speak on behalf of the BACDP on social media sites, public forums etc.
  • Make sure you do not bring the BACDP into disrepute with your behaviour / actions.

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