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Good record-keeping is an essential part of dental practice that is required to provide high-quality, safe and effective patient care. It also provides a permanent record of the care of patients that might prove useful in the event of patient complaints or litigation.

This section provides information on accepted systems of record-keeping, including the storage of records, the records required for dental care of patients, and brief details about conducting an audit of your record-keeping.

A checklist and templates are available for this topic