22 August 2011

    Q. A patient came to see me after another colleague had inspected his mouth. The patient said he felt the other dentist push something up next to one of his implants and that he could feel pressure after the visit.

    From the information which you have provided the patient seems to be concerned about the advice and treatment provided by a colleague. The best way forward in this respect would be for your patient to address his concerns directly with that person either verbally or in writing.

    As you were unable to identify the ‘foreign body’ with any accuracy, your records (and ultimately any report of your examination) should reflect just that!

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