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Webinar: When is a consent form not enough? (WA members)

  • Dates: 26 – 26 Nov, 2018

Time: 18.30 – 19.30 AWST
Suitable for: Dentists, Oral Health Specialists, Hygienists, Therapists, Specialists
Cost: Free for members

Many issues arise not from the treatment itself, but the pre-treatment phase, namely, the conversation of consent. Informed consent is a complex and challenging issue for dental practitioners, and so we are all constantly seeking ways to improve our consent process, often mistaking consent forms as the best way to ensure this.

Join Dr Annalene Weston, practising dentist and Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection Australia, as she gives insight into why a consent form alone is not enough, and may in some situations, do more harm than good.

Designed for Dental Protection members, this live one-hour webinar will review the current guidance and provide advice to help you gain the skills to protect yourself and your patients.

With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.

By the end of the webinar you will:

  • Better understand what consent is
  • Know how best to document patient consent 
  • Know when and how to use a consent form 

Presented by:

Dr Annalene Weston
Dentolegal Adviser

Dr Annalene Weston graduated as a dentist from Cardiff in 1999, and worked in both private and NHS practice in the UK before moving to Australia.

She worked on the eastern Australian seaboard, in both public and private practice and completed a Masters in Health Law from Sydney University in 2008. Following this, Annalene worked on a local Health Complaints Commission before commencing work as a Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection in 2010.

Annalene is a practising dentist and in 2016 was awarded a Fellowship of the American College of Dentistry. The Fellowship was awarded in recognition of the work she does with young dental practitioners, particularly in ethics, and often through group presentations and forums.

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DPL Australia Pty Ltd (“DPLA”) is registered in Australia with ABN 24 092 695 933. Dental Protection Limited (“DPL”) is registered in England (No. 2374160) and along with DPLA is part of the Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”) group of companies. MPS is registered in England (No. 00036142). Both DPL and MPS have their registered office at Level 19, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG. DPL serves and supports the dental members of MPS. All the benefits of MPS membership are discretionary, as set out in MPS’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. “Dental Protection member” in Australia means a non-indemnity dental member of MPS. Dental Protection members may hold membership independently or in conjunction with membership of the Australian Dental Association (W.A. Branch) Inc. (“ADA WA”).

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