Learning outcomes:

  • To explain the Mental Capacity Act and the 5 Principles within it and look at who it affects.
  • The assessment of Capacity will familiarise you with recognising and understanding dementia.


  • To improve the learner’s ability to obtain valid consent from patients at each stage of investigation or treatment.
  • To review the principles of patient consent in accordance with the current GDC standards.
  • To examine the legal framework provided by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its implications for dental professionals.
  • To discuss dementia awareness and how to consent a patient with dementia.


  • Know the 5 Principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and explain how we apply those principles to our work.
  • Describe how to obtain valid consent of someone who may lack capacity.
  • Think about what dementia is and how people experience Alzheimer’s Dementia. 

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60 mins CPD/CE