The Standards of Practice describe the responsibilities of dentists and certified dental assistants (CDAs) in providing dental care to the public in B.C.
Clinical Practice Guidelines are directions for dentists and CDAs about how to meet the professional standards in specific situations. They are developed by and for practitioners and are designed to enhance, not replace, clinical judgment and expertise. Guidelines are meant to describe best practices and are not meant to be rigid or definitive in all situations. For CDSBC, guidelines could contain practice parameters that all dental practitioners should consider in the care of their patients.
Policy statements provide explanation and clarification of policies that relate to the Health Professions Act and Bylaws and as determined by the Board in order to guide and determine present and future decisions.
Practice Points provide up-to-date information for dentists and certified dental assistants on current accepted practices for patient care and for the management of the dental practice.
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