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Webinar: The hurdles to family dentistry

  • Dates: 27 – 27 May, 2021

WEBINAR POSTPONED: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the webinar has been postponed. We will advise a new date later in the year. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Date: Thursday 27 May

Time: 19.30 AEST

Location: Online

Cost: No additional charge for members

Suitable for
: All dental members in Australia

In this one-hour interactive webinar, we will explore the complications and risks involved in treating members from the same family and how you can resolve the issues that arise.

Join Dental Protection experts, Dr Kiran Keshwara and Dr Mike Rutherford as they share how to deal with confidentiality issues, patient and parent complaints and vulnerable patients. Together they will answer your queries in a real time question and answer discussion. 

By the end of this webinar you’ll gain a greater understanding of:
  • The complexities of treating members of the same family
  • Your responsibilities regarding confidentiality and privacy issues
  • How to approach issues around treating children while dealing with their parents or guardians


Dr Kiran Keshwara
Dr Kiran Keshwara is a Dentolegal Consultant for Dental Protection Australia. Dr Keshwara graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and prior to moving to Australia, he owned an NHS dental practice in England. Dr Keshwara spent five years with a specialist dental negligence law firm in the UK as a dentolegal consultant, advising solicitors on matters relating to litigation. In Australia, he has worked for corporate dental groups in Queensland and the ACT as lead dentist, supporting and mentoring clinicians. In addition to his role with Dental Protection, Dr Keshwara works part time in private practice.  

Dr Mike Rutherford 
Dr Mike Rutherford is Senior Dentolegal Consultant for Dental Protection Australia.
Dr Rutherford has more than 40 years’ dental experience in private practice, hospital clinics, the defence forces and supervising undergraduate dental students. He spent 19 years as a member of the ADAQ Patient Liaison Panel. Dr Rutherford had been a partner in a Brisbane suburban dental practice for three generations of patients.  

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