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Articles and features 05/11/2019

Building on existing strengths

Building on existing strengths

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Raj Rattan, Dental Director, shares his journey with Dental Protection, and what the organisation offers its members.

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Press release 04/11/2019

Concern over dental regulator’s covert investigations

Concern over dental regulator’s covert investigations

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The leading protection organisation for dentists has said it is “disappointed and concerned” that the General Dental Council (GDC) is engaging in undercover investigations which are attempting to trick dentists into wrong-doing.

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Articles and features 31/10/2019

The sum of all fears

The sum of all fears

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It is a fact that much of human behaviour is related to maximising rewards and minimising losses. Raj Rattan, dental director at Dental Protection, looks at how we can reduce fear and manage risk and uncertainty, so we can stay confident and competent throughout our careers

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Webinar 30/08/2019

Webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

Webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

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Join Dr Yvonne Shaw, Head of Underwriting Policy and Dr Andrew Walker, Dentolegal Consultant and Periodontal Specialist, as they talk you through the legal issues arising from periodontal care.

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Press release 12/08/2019

40% of claims costs relate to treatment started over ten years ago

40% of claims costs relate to treatment started over ten years ago

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New data published by Dental Protection reveals that almost 40% of its estimated annual claims costs in 2018 related to cases where treatment started ten or more years ago before the claim was made.

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Workshop 08/10/2019

Mastering consent and shared decision-making

Mastering consent and shared decision-making

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When a patient is dissatisfied with the decision-making process surrounding their treatment, the risk of a complaint or claim can increase drastically. This workshop provides expert insights into conducting conversations with your patients. It will help you provide the advice they need to reach healthcare decisions that are right for them

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Webinar 30/08/2019

Webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

Webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

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Join Dr Yvonne Shaw, Head of Underwriting Policy and Dr Andrew Walker, Dentolegal Consultant and Periodontal Specialist, as they talk you through the legal issues arising from periodontal care.

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Webinar 26/06/2019

Recorded webinar: Reduce risks through better dental record keeping

Recorded webinar: Reduce risks through better dental record keeping

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Together, dentolegal consultants Simrit Ryatt and Jim Lafferty share their knowledge of current good practice record keeping. Gain vital insights into what the Dental Council expect to see in comprehensive records and how these can ensure continuity of patient care.

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Webinar 14/05/2019

Recorded webinar: Reducing risk, improving profitability: 7 strategie...

Recorded webinar: Reducing risk, improving profitability: 7 strategies for GDPs

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Join dental director Raj Rattan, where you’ll look at essential principles of risk management that apply in general dental practice. You’ll explore 7 strategies for success from both a clinical and business perspective. Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Webinar 30/04/2019

Recorded webinar: The business of dentistry

Recorded webinar: The business of dentistry

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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. Date: Tuesday 30 April 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Webinar 09/04/2019

Recorded webinar: Building resilience and avoiding burnout

Recorded webinar: Building resilience and avoiding burnout

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It’s a terrible thing to experience, but burnout also has an impact on your dentolegal risk, and the safety of your patients. Join Dr Suzy Jordache and Dr David Monaghan for a webinar designed to empower you to identify and manage this very real threat that clinicians face. Date: Tuesday 9 April 2019 Time: 19.30 – 20.30

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Webinar 28/03/2019

Recorded webinar: Stepping up: Going from foundation dentist to assoc...

Recorded webinar: Stepping up: Going from foundation dentist to associate

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It can be daunting making the transition from foundation dentist to associate. Take on the next stage of your career with confidence. Join dentolegal consultants George Wright and David Hartoch as we look into some of the common challenges young dentists have to deal with, and the best ways to tackle them.

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Webinar 05/03/2019

Recorded webinar: Consent - Does yes really mean yes

Recorded webinar: Consent - Does yes really mean yes

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When it comes to obtaining valid consent, there are many key issues to consider for each patient, every time they require treatment. Join Dentolegal Consultant, Helen Kaney as she investigates when ‘yes’ really means ‘yes’ and examines the key aspects of obtaining valid consent. Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Case study 09/08/2019

Leaving a sour taste in the mouth

Leaving a sour taste in the mouth

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Associate dentists leave their current practice for a variety of reasons,and occasionally this can be due to a breakdown in communication and issues surrounding working relationships within the practice.

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Case study 01/07/2019

Is it vital?

Is it vital?

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Mr R attended a practice as a new patient. He reported no symptoms, although during the examination the dentist noted the large composite restoration at 36, which had a small fracture to one side.

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