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Ethics 4 All 2015

  • Dates: 07 Nov, 2015
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Time: 0830 – 1245 close
Venue: CSIR Convention Centre
Cost: FREE to Dental Protection members

About the event

Given the continuing rise in clinical negligence claims and the rise in complaints, it is important that dentists receive straightforward and effective advice about how to avoid adverse outcomes.

Dental Protection will be hosting a conference – Ethics 4 All – for dentists and healthcare professionals. The event provides an opportunity for members to examine ethical challenges and enables attendees to obtain CME/CPD points for the ethical component of their professional development.

Dr Alasdair McKelvie, senior dento-legal Adviser and Lead for Africa says: “Set against the backdrop of an adverse claims environment and increasing complaints, providing support and guidance to dentists about ethical issues is both timely and fulfils a key educational need."

“We know that issues surrounding ethics and professionalism can be challenging for dentists to navigate and, although we’re here for dentists when things go wrong, we very much want to help them get it right in the first place. It’s about preventing pain for dentists and their patients.”

Helping dentists understand why patients complain – for example, poor communication skills or not managing patient expectations – can minimise potential complaints as well as improve the dentist–patient relationship.

This year’s programme will cover topics including:
  • Claims, Complaints and Risk – a review of the top risks in practice in South Africa based on data from Dental Protection
  • Moments of Truth: Honesty, Candour and Professionalism, presented by Merlita Kennedy from Webber Wentzel, which will cover the rights of dentists, breaches of confidentiality and disclosures of treatment records
  • The Ethics of Compliance and the Litigation Crisispresented by Professor Lizo Mazwai, Chair of the Office of Health Standards Compliance
  • Errors and Making Mistakes: What to Do When Things Go Wrong, presented by Raj Rattan, General Dental Practitioner and Associate Dean of the London University.

Read the full programme here

Don’t miss this opportunity to debate key dento-legal and ethical issues with your peers and hear from leading experts on ethics.

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  • By as on 10 March 2016 09:14 Thank you.
  • By Alice on 12 October 2015 02:29

    Many thanks for your comments.

    Dr Jewell, we are happy to offer a complimentary place to a non-member. Please register here: There will be gluten-free menu options available on the day

    Dr Goga, It's a disappointing that you won't be able to attend the event on 7 November in Durban. We will consider Durban venue for next year's dental event. We've also emailed you directly about our medical Ethics 4 All talks in Durban and Cape Town that you are welcome to attend.

    With best wishes, The Web Team

  • By Stan Jewell on 06 October 2015 07:45

    1.What is the cost to a non DPL member of the event?

    2. Is there a possibility of a Gluten free opton?

  • By Dr S Goga on 06 October 2015 05:52

    will this be repeated at another venue  (Durban).

    Will be on holiday on the 7th.

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