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Case study 04/12/2019

Considering CBCT

Considering CBCT

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One of the most spectacular examples of new technology in modern dentistry is the increasing use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Dentolegal consultant Jim Lafferty looks at important aspects of the technique

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Case study 04/12/2019

An unexpected surprise

An unexpected surprise

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Ms C visited her dentist, requesting an improvement on her overall smile and the specific appearance of the upper lateral incisors.

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Case study 04/12/2019

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

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Mrs R attended Dr A’s practice to discuss treatment options to restore her upper arch.

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Case study 04/12/2019

Aligning your ethics

Aligning your ethics

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Beware of a demanding patient with high aesthetic needs – do not be pushed into providing treatment you do not feel is clinically appropriate or potentially damaging to the patient.

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Case study 04/12/2019

Doing the right thing

Doing the right thing

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Dentists can sometimes face situations where it might be tempting to go along with an action to accommodate a particular patient.

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Articles and features 04/12/2019

Monitoring erosive tooth wear

Monitoring erosive tooth wear

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Erosive tooth wear is the third most common oral condition in Europe. Professor David Bartlett from King’s College London and Dr Soha Dattani of GSK Consumer Healthcare examine the importance of documenting it as part of a standard dental examination.

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Articles and features 31/10/2019

The sum of all fears

The sum of all fears

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It is a fact that much of human behaviour is related to maximising rewards and minimising losses. Raj Rattan, dental director at Dental Protection, looks at how we can reduce fear and manage risk and uncertainty, so we can stay confident and competent throughout our careers

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Articles and features 09/08/2019

Understanding the effect of late reported claims

Understanding the effect of late reported claims

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Dr Yvonne Shaw, Head of Underwriting at Dental Protection, explains why when it comes to a defence organisation, you need to be thinking 25 years ahead

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Case study 09/08/2019

Leaving a sour taste in the mouth

Leaving a sour taste in the mouth

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Associate dentists leave their current practice for a variety of reasons,and occasionally this can be due to a breakdown in communication and issues surrounding working relationships within the practice.

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Articles and features 29/07/2019

Maintaining professionalism online: the risks of social media

Maintaining professionalism online: the risks of social media

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Dentists and dental care professionals need to ensure they have a professional social media image and handle any online communications appropriately. Philip Johnstone, dentolegal consultant at Dental Protection, discusses how to avoid the risks associated with an online presence.

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Articles and features 05/07/2019

What does discretionary indemnity mean for you?

What does discretionary indemnity mean for you?

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We answer your common queries and bust some myths surrounding discretionary indemnity

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Articles and features 05/07/2019

Mastering difficult interactions with patients

Mastering difficult interactions with patients

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We share some top tips to effectively manage difficult interactions with patients, including avoiding them in the first place. Feedback has shown these essential skills – which are also taught on Dental Protection’s ‘Mastering Difficult Interactions’ workshop – are valuable to members.

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Case study 01/07/2019

Is it vital?

Is it vital?

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Mr R attended a practice as a new patient. He reported no symptoms, although during the examination the dentist noted the large composite restoration at 36, which had a small fracture to one side.

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Articles and features 26/06/2019

Iatrogenic injuries and what can be done to avoid them

Iatrogenic injuries and what can be done to avoid them

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Wherever you are in the world, there is generally a legal obligation in place that sets out duties of employers to ensure appropriate standards of quality and safety in a dental practice. Simrit Ryatt, dentolegal consultant, looks into some iatrogenic injuries and what can be done to avoid them.

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Articles and features 25/06/2019

It could happen to you

It could happen to you

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Dr T has worked as a GDP for 15 years. He talks to us about an unusual complaint he received and the lessons he has learned from it.

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Articles and features 14/05/2019

Senior Dentolegal Consultant appointed Dean at the Faculty of Forensi...

Senior Dentolegal Consultant appointed Dean at the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine

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Brian Westbury, Senior Dentolegal Consultant at Dental Protection has been appointed Dean at the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine.

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Articles and features 08/05/2019

Changes to the classification of periodontal diseases

Changes to the classification of periodontal diseases

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Dr Andrew Walker, dentolegal consultant and periodontal specialist, introduces the international classification of periodontal diseases

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