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Advice 18/01/2019

Dental implants – embedding best practice to avoid a claim

Dental implants – embedding best practice to avoid a claim

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With a current increase in claims around implants, we’re looking into what dental practitioners need to keep in mind to avoid being sued

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Workshop 01/06/2018

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Webinar 11/01/2019

Webinar: Consent - Does yes really mean yes

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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Webinar 04/01/2019

Webinar: Phasing down of amalgam - risk managing the implementation o...

Webinar: Phasing down of amalgam - risk managing the implementation of the Mercury Regulations

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This webinar will explore the background to the 2017 Mercury Regulations and discuss their implementation with particular emphasis on risk management in dental practice. Date: Wednesday 30 January 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Blog post 31/12/2018

Surviving dental school: Communication

Surviving dental school: Communication

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Good dentists are good communicators – it’s that simple. Our experience over many years is that mistakes in practice can happen as a result of poor communication. Developing both your teamwork and communication skills at dental school will stand you in good stead as a dentist.

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Blog post 21/12/2018

The cost of claims – control through proportionality

The cost of claims – control through proportionality

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If you have ever been unfortunate enough to receive a letter of claim, you will be aware of how stressful the process can be. Another aspect is the often high sums of money involved. Stephen Preater, costs adviser at Dental Protection, is part of an expert in-house team that is dedicated to controlling the amounts sought by claimants

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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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Advice 11/12/2018

Bridging the expectation gap

Bridging the expectation gap

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Managing a patient’s expectations starts and finishes with good communication

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Blog post 11/12/2018

The role of receptionists: a legal commentary

The role of receptionists: a legal commentary

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A recent Supreme Court decision has raised questions about the role of non-clinical staff in patient care. The judgment criticised the actions of a receptionist in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department – Joseph McCaughley, litigation solicitor at Dental Protection, looks at the ramifications of the case

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Workshop 01/06/2018

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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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Publication content 27/09/2018

Grey areas in clinical decision-making

Grey areas in clinical decision-making

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Robert Caplin, senior teaching fellow, King’s College London, looks at how properly weighing up the various factors in a decision can benefit both practitioner and patient.

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Publication content 22/08/2017

What is happening at the GDC?

What is happening at the GDC?

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Stephen Henderson describes a campaign that has fundamentally changed the way in which the GDC’s Investigating Committee operates

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Publication content 22/08/2017

Claims

Claims

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An examination of the trend in large claims that members are currently experiencing with dental implants and periodontal disease.

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