There are different ways to access the services of the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals (NCCDP). The dental professional can contact the NCCDP anonymously. Staff, colleagues or family members can contact the NCCDP and voice concern. The NC State Board of Dental Examiners may refer the dental professional based on the results of an investigation.
Voluntary self admission to the NCCDP remains confidential
and is never reported to the NC State Board of Dental Examiners
as long as the participant remains compliant with the program.
There are two ways to access the services of the NCCDP
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The Referral Process
When impairment is suspected there are several actions which may or may not occur. You may decide to do nothing because of denial, fear of litigation, loss of employment, or even loss of the professional license. Enabling is another course of action which may be willful or unknowing. There may be a tendency to cover up mistakes and make excuses because you may want to avoid confrontation. Ultimately you may decide to become proactive and seek confidential help for yourself, your colleague or your family member.