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    Article: When is dental neglect a safeguarding concern?

    1. Which of the following is incorrect?

    A. all customer-facing members of the dental team are responsible for safeguarding patients

    B. dental professionals have a duty to ensure safeguarding training is kept up to date at your practice

    C. all customer-facing members of the dental team should complete a Level 2 dental safeguarding course

    D. all members of the dental team working in a clinical capacity should complete a Level 2 dental safeguarding course

    2. The issue of dental neglect is relevant to which of the following types of patient?

    A. an adult who is dependent on a carer for help with daily life

    B. children

    C. adults with learning disabilities

    D. all of the above

    3. Which of the following is false?

    A. current guidance recommends that only dentists have a duty to report safeguarding concerns

    B. current guidance reminds dental professionals that there is never such a thing as being 'wrong' when it comes to reporting safeguarding concerns

    C. perpetrators of abuse often have charming personalities

    D. it is important to put signs of dental neglect into context and look at the patient's background situation and behaviour

    4. How can dental professionals maintain a person-centred focus in the event of a safeguarding concern?

    A. by allowing the victim to have a voice in the investigation

    B. by adapting the language we use surrounding missed appointments

    C. by not saying that a vulnerable patient 'Did Not Attend' their appointment

    D. all of the above

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    CPD questions: . BDJ Team 7, 43 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41407-020-0264-6

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