§ Mr. Freeman
No. Regulations already exist under which general dental practitioners are required to furnish their surgeries with adequate equipment and to provide treatment with suitable instruments. And in providing general dental services a dentist must employ a proper degree of skill and attention. Any dentist who fails to comply with his terms of service renders himself vulnerable to disciplinary proceedings. In addition a dentist who fails to employ adequate hygiene procedures would be vulnerable to a charge of unprofessional conduct brought against him by the General Dental Council, which in serious cases is able to order the erasure of a dentist's name from the dental register, thus preventing him from carrying out the practice of dentistry.