As stated by the Care Quality Commission, Dental Practices must consider what level of DBS will be required for their role.
To help you confidently choose the correct DBS needed, we have included some examples:

Roles Requiring an Enhanced DBS

DENTIST

Implantologist

Dental Nurse

Orthodontist

Practice Manager/Co-ordinator

Dental Hygienist

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Enhanced or Standard DBS checks may also be needed for a Coordinator, Dental Receptionist or other front office staff members, depending on their duties.

If you are unsure of which DBS check your staff members would need, please feel free to contact us.

Is a DBS Check Mandatory By Law?

DBS checks are mandatory by law for any employee directly working with vulnerable groups. A DBS check can also be a valuable tool to ensure your organisation does not risk tarnishing its reputation.

At Which Stage of the Process Should I Request a DBS Check?

A DBS certificate needs to be obtained before the individual starts their volunteering or employment with the company. For the protection of your staff and patients, your Practice should follow a strict recruitment policy, in which applying for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is part of the procedure.

Are DBS Checks Mandatory by Law?

DBS checks are mandatory by law for all employees working directly with vulnerable groups (children or vulnerable adults). They are also a valuable tool that protects your dentistry from a potentially tarnished reputation.

At What Stage in the Recruitment Process Should I Request a DBS Check?

For the protection of your patients your Practice should have a strict recruitment screening policy, applying for a Disclosure and Barring Service Check should be part of this procedure. A DBS certificate needs to be obtained before an individual starts their employment or volunteering. The DBS certificate will contain information on previous convictions, to enable you to Identify “KNOWN” risks.

At What Stage in the Recruitment Process Should I Request a DBS Check?

For the protection of your patients your Practice should have a strict recruitment screening policy, applying for a Disclosure and Barring Service Check should be part of this procedure. A DBS certificate needs to be obtained before an individual starts their employment or volunteering. The DBS certificate will contain information on previous convictions, to enable you to Identify “KNOWN” risks.

How Often Should a DBS be Renewed?

There is no 'expiry date' for a DBS, but employers must remember that it only contains a 'snapshot' of the applicants' life. Anything that has happened after the certificate is returned won't be included, until a new check is requested.

Some authorities would recommend a new check every three years, but it is solely down to the employer.