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  • Global research initiative invites grant applications for patient safety and wellbeing projects

    28 March 2024

    The MPS Foundation - a global not-for-profit research initiative that aims to shape the future of patient safety – has opened for applications for its 2024 grant programme.

  • Dentist Graham Stokes to chair MPS Council

    11 March 2024

  • Karen Miller appointed as next Dental Protection CEO

    15 December 2023

  • A New Year’s message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

    08 January 2021

    As we enter a new year, we are cognisant that the ongoing and unrelenting challenge of COVID-19 remains at the forefront for most, if not all dental members.

  • Top lawyer Geoff Jones to head up member support division at Medical Protection Society

    27 July 2020

  • Protecting members’ financial position

    24 March 2020

  • Getting ready for the GDPR

    20 July 2018

  • Post-operative instructions

    27 August 2014

    Busy clinical teams often say that there is never enough time to apply all the risk management advice they are given. This series distils the key messages from a specific area of risk to provide some practical tools that can make a real difference right away.

  • Periodontal monitoring

    27 August 2014

    Undiagnosed and untreated periodontal disease is one of the fastest growing areas of litigation and complaints in dentistry.

  • Patient information

    27 August 2014

    In case after case, the question arises of what information a patient was given in advance of their treatment. Obviously, this is material to the quality of the consent obtained from the patient, and yet dentists, hygienists and therapists often find themselves unable to demonstrate with any certainty, exactly what the patient was told, when, and in what terms

  • Monitoring early caries

    27 August 2014

    New techniques, new materials and perhaps more importantly, a shift in treatment philosophies in recent years has led to a greater emphasis upon minimally interventive, preventive approaches to the management of the early carious lesion. In some key respects new technology has helped, and in other respects it has hindered, this process.

  • Follow-up arrangements

    27 August 2014

    There are many moments in clinical dentistry when the most crucial aspect of case management is not what you do, but what arrangements you make to monitor the effectiveness of what you do.

  • Co-operation & compliance

    27 August 2014

    There are many examples in clinical dentistry, of treatment which is largely dependent upon the level of co-operation from the patient, and/or the degree to which the patient follows the advice and recommendations of the clinical team.

  • Communications between dentists and technicians

    26 August 2014

    Dentists communicate with their technicians (and vice versa) in a variety of ways, and on a variety of subjects. Yet in the experience of Dental Protection, many valuable opportunities to improve the quality of these communications seem to be missed. Although there has to have been some dialogue, there is often little or no tangible evidence that this was so.