0300 140 0022
< Back to Blogs
||George Griffiths

DBS Checks For Dental Practices – What Safeguarding Is In Place?

I am working at a Dental Practice – Do I need a DBS check?

The CQC (Care Quality Commission) state that all Dentists and Dental Practice employees must have a CRB Check.

You cannot afford to put your patient’s safety at risk and tarnish the reputation of your business.These checks will ensure the safety of patients and employees. For a thorough check we can provide this service quickly and efficiently.

Which level of DBS check am I eligible for?

DBS Checks for Dental Practices require employees such as Receptionists and Administrators to apply for the Standard DBS Check.

The Standard DBS Check searches applicants’ criminal record for cautions, warnings, reprimands and both spent and unspent convictions.

Dentists, Dental Nurses and Hygienists will qualify for the Enhanced CRB Check with barred lists, as they will regularly come in contact with children or vulnerable adults.

The Enhanced Check provides information on cautions, warnings, reprimands, convictions, whether the applicant is on the barred list for children or adults an information disclosed from the applicant’s local police station.

The Enhanced Check is the most thorough service we provide.

In which circumstance will I need a Basic Check?

DBS Checks for Dental Practices will require employees such as cleaners who work outside of practice opening hours to have a Basic Criminal Record Check.

This is because you would not have access to any patients, therefore will not be legally eligible for a Standard or Enhanced DBS Check.

How do I apply for a DBS check?

A recruitment agency or hiring organisation will be eligible to apply for a DBS Check on your behalf. Current legislation does not allow individuals to apply for a DBS Check on themselves.

DBS Checks for Dental Practices: In summary

Dental Practice employees such as Receptionists and Administrators will qualify for The Standard CRB Check.

Dentists, Dental Nurses and Hygienists will qualify for the Enhanced CRB Check with barred lists.

Dental practice and employees such as cleaners who work outside of practice opening hours would only be eligible for a Basic check.

Be sure to get in touch with us if you have any further questions. You can apply for a number of DBS Checks through our simple online platform – most checks are completed within 48 hours. Get started now.

Our blogs are advisory in nature and reflect uCheck Limited’s current thinking about best and common practice in the subjects discussed.

The information contained in our blogs have been provided for information purposes only. This information does not constitute legal, professional, or commercial advice. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the content is up to date, useful and accurate, uCheck gives no guarantees, undertakings, or warranties in this regard, or, for any loss or damage caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with reliance on the use of such information.

uCheck Logo