It can be distressing or embarrassing undergoing dental treatment. Chaperones are people who are there through the examination to make it less embarrassing. Chaperones are also used sometimes for medico-legal reasons – for example to provide protection to healthcare professionals against unfounded allegations of improper behaviour. 

Aigburth Dental Practice is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that we adhere to the British Dental Association guidelines in Infection Control are being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required. This chaperone may be a family member or friend. On occasions you may prefer a formal chaperone to be present, i.e. a trained member of staff.

Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking appointment so that arrangements can be made and your appointment is not delayed in any way. Where this is not possible we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of request. However occasionally it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this please contact the Practice Manager, Ingrid Hughe