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Articles and features 15/02/2024

Dental elective: From theory to practice

Dental elective: From theory to practice

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Tilly Weerasuriya, a fifth year dental student at King's College London, shares her experience of taking her studies around the world, and the valuable insights she gained from it.

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Press release 01/11/2023

Over half of dental professionals say mental wellbeing is worse now t...

Over half of dental professionals say mental wellbeing is worse now than during the COVID pandemic

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More than half of dental professionals in the UK (57%) who took part in a survey say their mental health is worse now than it was during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Press release 29/09/2023

Dental Protection emphasises support as new survey reveals impact of...

Dental Protection emphasises support as new survey reveals impact of staff shortages on wellbeing

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In the Dental Protection survey of over 1,300 dental professionals in the UK, over a third (36%) also say fear of dentolegal issues arising from staff shortages is having a negative impact on their mental health.

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News and updates 20/09/2023

Consultation response regarding dental hygienists and dental therapists

Consultation response regarding dental hygienists and dental therapists

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Read the Dental Protection submission to the Department of Health and Social Care on enabling dental hygienists and dental therapists to supply and administer specific medicines.

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News and updates 08/09/2023

GDC pilot to speed up some investigation processes welcome, says Dent...

GDC pilot to speed up some investigation processes welcome, says Dental Protection

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Dental Protection has welcomed the Fitness to Practise pilot launched by the General Dental Council (GDC) this week aimed at concluding simple cases more quickly, in the absence of wider regulatory reform.

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News and updates 04/09/2023

Dental Protection partners with boutique dentistry stationery store t...

Dental Protection partners with boutique dentistry stationery store to offer exclusive discount to students

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Student members of Dental Protection will now receive 10% off all products from the student-founded online stationery store, ForAllThingsDentistry.

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News and updates 01/09/2023

Dental Protection research competition for UK foundation dentists

Dental Protection research competition for UK foundation dentists

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Are you a foundation dentist looking to make a difference? Enter our research competition to showcase your expertise in periodontal care and be in with a chance of winning £1,000.

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Press release 29/08/2023

Frustration over access to dental care fuelling abuse against dental...

Frustration over access to dental care fuelling abuse against dental professionals

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In a Dental Protection survey of over 1,300 UK dental professionals, more than half (57%) say they have experienced or witnessed verbal or physical abuse from patients or their relatives in the past 12 months, with 64% of those saying the incidents resulted from frustration over long waiting times for appointments and 59% saying it related to the treatment they received.

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Articles and features 22/06/2023

10 years on: Direct Access for dental hygienists and dental therapists

10 years on: Direct Access for dental hygienists and dental therapists

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This year marks the tenth anniversary of Direct Access. Evelyn Ferguson-Williams, Dental Case Manager at Dental Protection, provides an update as well as gives voice to concerns from our members about changes to Scope of Practice guidance.

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Case study 15/06/2023

Diagnostic errors: three case studies

Diagnostic errors: three case studies

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Dr Nuala Carney, Dentolegal Consultant at Dental Protection, looks at three cases involving diagnostic errors, all with very different outcomes

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Articles and features 15/06/2023

Ethical fingerprints: how our ethics can be impacted by clinical work

Ethical fingerprints: how our ethics can be impacted by clinical work

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Dr Martin Foster, Dentolegal Consultant at Dental Protection, looks at how ethics shape the traces dental practitioners leave in their patient care

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Articles and features 14/06/2023

Record keeping: a dental nurse’s perspective

Record keeping: a dental nurse’s perspective

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Evelyn Ferguson-Williams, Dental Case Manager at Dental Protection, explains the record keeping responsibilities of dental nurse, which are an essential part of their daily routine.

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Press release 05/06/2023

Dental Protection proud to achieve Menopause Friendly Accreditation

Dental Protection proud to achieve Menopause Friendly Accreditation

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Dental Protection – the world’s leading not-for-profit, member-owned dental defence organisation – is proud to achieve the industry-recognised Menopause Friendly Accreditation.

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02/06/2023

Consultation response to the GDC Reporting guidance

Consultation response to the GDC Reporting guidance

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Dental Protection response to the General Dental Council (GDC) consultation on ‘Guidance on reporting matters to the GDC’

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Press release 31/05/2023

Urgent reform urged as dental professionals under investigation repor...

Urgent reform urged as dental professionals under investigation report suicidal thoughts and quitting dentistry

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In the case of GDC v. Williams, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment and held that supplemental fees (described as top-up fees) in addition to the NHS charge were permitted under the NHS Regulations - in this particular case for a more aesthetically pleasing ceramic crown.

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Press release 22/05/2023

Dental Protection: More specific timetable needed for GDC reform

Dental Protection: More specific timetable needed for GDC reform

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Dental Protection has raised concerns about the lack of progress with reform to the GDC’s legislation and has called on the Government to commit to a specific timetable for improving dental regulation.

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