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Press release 01/03/2019

Dental Protection response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligenc...

Dental Protection response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views about indemnity cover for dentists and other healthcare professionals who are not covered by any existing or proposed state-backed scheme, via an open consultation which closes on 28 February.

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Articles and features 25/02/2019

Ectopic canines – dentolegal challenges and how to avoid them

Ectopic canines – dentolegal challenges and how to avoid them

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Every year, Dental Protection assists members in responding to complaints and claims where it is alleged that there was a failure to identify and appropriately manage ectopic canines. Successful defence of these claims relies heavily on the detail contained within the clinical records.

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Articles and features 22/02/2019

Top 10 elective planning tips

Top 10 elective planning tips

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When planning your elective, its essential to stay organised and have the right measures in place to help make your experience as stress free as possible. Here's our list of top 10 things to consider before and during your trip.

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Articles and features 14/02/2019

How to fall back in love with your dental career

How to fall back in love with your dental career

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Working in dentistry has its ups and downs, so it’s important to do the things that help you stay happy at work.

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Articles and features 06/02/2019

Surviving dental school: Working with patients

Surviving dental school: Working with patients

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Patients will not necessarily be in a position to differentiate between you, as a dental student, and a fully qualified dentist – so it’s up to you to make sure they know who you are.

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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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Articles and features 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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Articles and features 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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Articles and features 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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Articles and features 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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Articles and features 30/11/2018

12 record keeping tips

12 record keeping tips

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We have made a list of the things to remember when it comes to making and retaining good patient records.

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27/11/2018

Oral cancer – making sure you’re #mouthaware

Oral cancer – making sure you’re #mouthaware

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November is mouth cancer awareness month – a cancer that currently affects over 8,300 people a year in the UK, and resulted in 2,722 people in the UK losing their life in 2017. The number of people affected by mouth cancer has increased almost 50% in the last ten years

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Press release 16/11/2018

Dentists urged to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by 31 December

Dentists urged to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by 31 December

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Dental Protection urges dentists to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by 31 December to the General Dental Council (GDC) to avoid significant disruption to their practice and potential sanctions.

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Articles and features 12/11/2018

Surviving dental school: social media

Surviving dental school: social media

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In today’s media-driven society, the boundaries between private and professional life are becoming increasingly blurred. In such a fast-moving environment, it’s all too easy to forget that the same standards of professionalism and confidentiality apply no matter what the medium of communication.

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Press release 28/09/2018

Dental Protection judicial review successfully overturns GDC warning...

Dental Protection judicial review successfully overturns GDC warning over minor driving offence

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Dental Protection has successfully challenged the General Dental Council (GDC)’s decision in which the regulator tried to re-impose a warning on a dentist for a minor road traffic conviction.

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Articles and features 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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Articles and features 27/09/2018

Reflection and risk management

Reflection and risk management

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Dr Raj Rattan, Dental Director, discusses how to effectively reflect on clinical practice and its importance for risk management.

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Articles and features 21/09/2018

Symbolic atonement

Symbolic atonement

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When a patient complains, what are they trying to achieve – an apology, a remedy, an expression of sympathy or empathy, accountability or just revenge? Jane Merivale, head of policy and technical at Dental Protection, looks at when financial redress can be the correct course of action.

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