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Press release 24/04/2019

Government proposal regarding NHS Pension Scheme opposed

Government proposal regarding NHS Pension Scheme opposed

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Dental Protection opposes Government proposal that could deprive dentists of the NHS Pension Scheme prior to a criminal conviction.

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Articles and features 16/04/2019

World day for safety and health at work

World day for safety and health at work

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Croner – Dental Protection’s trusted health and safety partner – provide answers to the most important questions an employer needs to ask to ensure a safe workplace

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Press release 08/04/2019

8 out of 10 members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and an...

8 out of 10 members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and anxiety

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A Dental Protection survey of over 1,100 dentist members reveals that nearly eight out of ten (77%) of respondents admit that the fear of being sued has caused them stress or anxiety.

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Webinar 02/04/2019

Webinar: Reducing risk, improving profitability: 7 strategies for GDPs

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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Articles and features 29/03/2019

Surviving dental school: Taking care of your health

Surviving dental school: Taking care of your health

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When your focus is on caring for your patients day in day out, it can be easy to let your own health issues slip from your priorities. But staying well is important for both you and your patients, so it’s really important to get into good habits while you’re at dental school.

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Webinar 28/03/2019

Webinar: Stepping up: Going from foundation dentist to associate

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. Date: Thursday 9 May 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Articles and features 18/03/2019

Whitening within the law

Whitening within the law

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With strict regulations around the use of tooth whitening products in EU countries, Martin Foster, dentolegal consultant, discusses how to stay within the law.

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Webinar 15/03/2019

Webinar: The business of dentistry

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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Masterclasses 01/03/2019

Risk management masterclasses for general dental practitioners

Risk management masterclasses for general dental practitioners

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This Masterclass is an interactive and practical session, tailored to the needs of general dental practitioners. The programme aims to enhance delegates’ skills in achieving more effective consultations.

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Workshop 14/12/2018

Building resilience and avoiding burnout

Building resilience and avoiding burnout

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The demand placed on modern clinicians means the possibility of burnout is growing significantly, impacting both the quality of care and potential increase in risk to patients. This workshop will help you recognise the signs of burnout and give you the knowledge and confidence to manage the symptoms, recover and prevent reoccurrence.

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Workshop 01/07/2018

Mastering consent & shared decision making

Mastering consent & 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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Workshop 01/07/2018

Mastering adverse outcomes

Mastering adverse outcomes

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​This workshop will give you the skills to successfully communicate with your patients should they suffer an adverse outcome during their care. Gain effective strategies and enhanced skills to help you respond, with an introduction to the ethical, legal and regulatory obligations that you would face following an adverse outcome.

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Workshop 01/07/2018

Dental records for general dental practitioners

Dental records for general dental practitioners

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This workshop highlights the importance of well-organised dental records, to aid continuity of care and ensure good practice. Through a range of presentations, discussions, case scenarios and practical exercises, it highlights the importance of accurate and up-to-date dental records for both patient care and professional defence.

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Workshop 01/07/2018

Mastering difficult interactions

Mastering difficult interactions

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This workshop helps you identify and utilise a range of different skills in difficult interactions with patients and colleagues. These skills can help you reach a more favourable clinical outcome and still preserve the integrity of professional relationships. Very constructive. Finally, a model of workplace behaviour that will help change my patient interactions in the future.

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Workshop 01/07/2018

Mastering your risk

Mastering your risk

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This workshop gives you a thorough grounding in the issues surrounding managing risk through communication. It introduces proven preventative skills and techniques you can implement immediately to reduce your exposure to litigation and complaints, improving patient safety.

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Case study 21/09/2018

A lacerated cheek

A lacerated cheek

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A dentist received a letter of complaint from an elderly patient who had sustained a soft tissue injury to the lining of the left cheek during the restoration of a lower left third molar three months earlier.

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Case study 20/09/2018

A request for compensation

A request for compensation

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Dental Protection advises two members from a practice following a patient complaint after a replacement filling was required.

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Case study 20/09/2018

An incorrect extraction

An incorrect extraction

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When the wrong tooth is removed, Dental Protection assisted a dentist in quickly contacting the patient over the error. Find out how this proactive approach helped avoid further action being taken.

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