23 June 2009

    The clinician remains legally accountable for any treatment which they have provided for a patient regardless of whether or not they have left the practice where the patient was seen. Similarly, other clinicians who have been involved in her care subsequently are accountable for their treatment. The dental records are fundamental in determining what treatment each dentist has provided and on what date. Only then can it be decided to what extent, if any, your own treatment for this particular might have contributed to the problem.

    Problems sometimes arise when a patient sees a second dentist because either they or the original dentist moves to a new location. As this case study demonstrates

    Case Study 114...

    Dental Protection Limited is registered in England (No. 2374160) and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Medical Protection Society Limited (MPS) which is registered in England (No.36142). Both companies use Dental Protection as a trading name and have their registered office at 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PS.

    Dental Protection Limited serves and supports the dental members of MPS with access to the full range of benefits of membership, which are all discretionary, and set out in MPS’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. MPS is not an insurance company. Dental Protection® is a registered trademark of MPS.

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