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Case study 17/03/2016

More than I bargained for

More than I bargained for

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I didn’t really want to work for anyone else when I graduated, I just liked the idea of being my own boss and so I found my own premises to set up in. I’m happy still with the decisions and choices I made, although it came with challenges...

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News and updates 07/03/2016

Your antibiotic prophylaxis questions answered

Your antibiotic prophylaxis questions answered

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Here you can find some of the most common questions surrounding antibiotic prophylaxis, and read our advice on this and NICE guidance.

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Case study 13/01/2016

The day my patient nearly died

The day my patient nearly died

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I was working as a young graduate dentist some years ago. I had three years of experience since graduating, and like many dentists starting their careers I worked at two different practices. I had recently started doing three days per week at a practice unsupervised and I felt confident in my clinical experience to do this, comforted by the knowledge that I could refer if required...

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Case study 15/12/2015

My first year in practice: a country change

My first year in practice: a country change

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The prospects for 2015 became exciting and far more concrete when I was given the opportunity to take up a full-time position in Roma with the South West Hospital and Health Service. After a quick Google search of how far away Roma actually was, I decided on a country change; from the white sandy beaches of Gold Coast to the red soil of south-west Queensland...

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Case study 18/09/2015

Would you like Endone on the side?

Would you like Endone on the side?

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As a fresh graduate, I started working in the public system in a small country town with another graduate and a mentor/senior dentist who would come by a few times a month to extract wisdom teeth.

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Press release 02/03/2015

Parliamentary & Health Services Ombudsman consultation on principles...

Parliamentary & Health Services Ombudsman consultation on principles of good complaint handling

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The document Principles of Good Complaint Handling sets out the Ombudsman's views on the key principles of good complaints handling. Although the information contained within the document is largely factual in nature, a number of issues arise from it.

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Press release 12/01/2015

GDC consultation on indemnity rules

GDC consultation on indemnity rules

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Yes. In general, the arrangements outlined are reasonable and appropriate. However, the GDC should be aware that MDOs will be unable to be specific about the indemnity arrangements until registration has taken place and they are consequently able to be accepted as a member of that MDO.

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Press release 03/11/2014

GDC consultation on proposed amendments to Fitness to Practise proced...

GDC consultation on proposed amendments to Fitness to Practise procedures

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Dental Protection broadly welcomes the proposals made in this consultation because we feel that a radical change of approach, and culture change, is needed within GDC fitness to practise (FtP) procedures. If in order to make the necessary culture changes, the proposed Section 60 Order is required, then we will support them. However, in order to ensure that these proposals have the intended impact the GDC must be committed to taking full advantage of these new powers.

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07/09/2014

The work/life balance

The work/life balance

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Hussein Hassanali shares his thoughts about the private and working life of a dentist, having recently completed his first year of dental practice.

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