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Webinar: The business of dentistry

  • Dates: 09 – 09 Apr, 2019

Time: 13.00 - 14.00
Suitable for: 
Dental professionals
Cost: Free for members

Support your expertise in dentistry with some expert insight into the challenges of managing a clinical business.

Running a modern dental practice involves navigating ethical dilemmas and tackling the difficulties of clinical decision making.

Join dental director Raj Rattan as he explores some key aspects of the business of dentistry, including root causes of ethical failures, areas of high risk, and models for decision making.

The session will also take a look at the effect that payment systems have on clinical practice.

By the end of the webinar you will:

  • be better able to manage the ethical and business challenges of running a dental clinic
  • have a better understanding of ethical issues in general dental practice
  • be able to apply clinical decision making frameworks to avoid ethical breaches
  • understand the root causes of complaints and litigation.

Dr Raj Rattan
Dental Director, Dental Protection

Raj graduated from University College Hospital in London. He has worked in general dental practice for over 30 years during which he was the principal and co-principal of a group of practices. He combined this with his role of strategic associate dean in the London Deanery.

A member of the original Options for Change task group in 2001, Raj was then appointed as a policy adviser to the Department of Health and continued to act as a professional adviser to a number of NHS and private sector organisations on a consultancy basis. He has considerable experience of the NHS and the private and corporate sectors.

Raj has authored and co-authored several textbooks including titles on clinical governance, quality assurance and business management, and has published numerous articles in the dental press and contributed to a number of e-learning initiatives. He has examined nationally and internationally for the FGDP and is a visiting lecturer and teaching fellow to a number of postgraduate teaching programmes. He has lectured widely in the UK and overseas. In 2008, he was appointed MBE in the Queen's new year's honours list for services to dentistry. In 2014, he was admitted as a fellow of the International College of Dentists.

Raj first worked as a part-time dentolegal adviser for Dental Protection in 1993 before becoming a senior dentolegal consultant in 2011. He became dental director in 2016.


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