Clinical Examination and Record-Keeping Good Practice Guidelines

Editor: A.M. HADDEN

BDS, MPHIL (Law & Ethics in Medicine), MGDS, FDS RCPSG, FFGDP(UK).

Dento-legal adviser and General Dental Practitioner


Published by

Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK)

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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ISBN: 0-9543451-6-9

ISBN-13: 978-09543451-6-7

First Edition published 2001

Second edition published 2009

Third edition published 2016


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Editorial production: Gareth Kingston, Tracy Tran, Amy Brewerton

Artwork: Gareth Kingston, TU ink

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