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COVID-19 updates and guidance

At Dental Protection, we fully understand that ‘business as usual’ is impossible in these highly challenging times, so our teams are dedicated to providing you with appropriate support and advice to help you work with confidence.

We also offer a wellbeing service to help members who are experiencing any stress and anxiety that might be affecting their professional lives. This includes access to a free counselling service through our partners ICAS. 

Please find the latest coronavirus and return to work updates and guidance below and coronavirus specific questions and answers here.

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Please be aware that our offices are closed until further notice, which means that we cannot receive any postal deliveries. Instead, please can you email any membership enquiries or correspondence to member.help@dentalprotection.org and any case or claim related enquiries – quoting your reference – to cases.leeds@medicalprotection.org.

Latest coronavirus updates and guidance
Press release 15/01/2021

Dental Protection urges Government to support dental professionals st...

Dental Protection urges Government to support dental professionals struggling with impact of Covid-19 pandemic

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Dental Protection has called for a number of specific measures to help ensure that dental professionals are well supported following the impact of Covid-19.

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Press release 15/01/2021

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Dental Protection urges Government to support dental professionals struggling with impact of Covid-19 pandemic

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Dental Protection has called for a number of specific measures to help ensure that dental professionals are well supported following the impact of Covid-19.

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Webinar 03/07/2020

Recorded webinar: COVID-19 Infection prevention and control for denta...

Recorded webinar: COVID-19 Infection prevention and control for dental teams

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This webinar provides an overview to the dental team about Coronavirus and reviews the fundamental infection prevention and control measures that should be considered to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission within the dental practice.

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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 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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Masterclasses 01/03/2019

Risk management masterclass for dental practitioners

Risk management masterclass for dental practitioners

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As an experienced dental practitioner you will know all about the risk of complaints and litigation. This masterclass can reduce your risk by developing your communication skills and teaching you a range of practical techniques to improve your patient interactions.

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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 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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