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Communication Within the Dental Team

Increasingly, the care of patients is shared among members of the dental team. Therefore, good communication within the dental team is essential to provide quality care to patients [1].

Hold staff meetings regularly to discuss issues that affect the whole dental team and to aid smooth running of the practice. Items to discuss include:

  • health and safety issues
  • risk assessment
  • significant event analysis
  • individual concerns
  • new legislation and other changes that affect the dental practice
  • practice policies (including any changes or any points not being followed)
  • feedback, concerns, comments or complaints
  • preparation for inspection

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