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Articles and features 03/07/2020

Coronavirus questions and answers

Coronavirus questions and answers

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These coronavirus Q&As are reflective of the advice we are sharing with members around the world.

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Articles and features 08/07/2020

Managing risk in the COVID-19 world

Managing risk in the COVID-19 world

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created much uncertainty within dentistry. However, one important activity remains unchanged and is arguably more vital than ever. Elaine Cook, dentolegal consultant at Dental Protection, finds out why

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Articles and features 03/07/2020

Perio and the pandemic: a cause for concern?

Perio and the pandemic: a cause for concern?

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Andrew Walker, dentolegal consultant at Dental Protection, looks at whether the disruption caused by COVID-19 will heighten the risks around periodontal disease

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Articles and features 03/07/2020

COVID-19 and remote consultations – how we can help

COVID-19 and remote consultations – how we can help

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Dental Protection has received calls from members regarding the safety and suitability of remote consulting – i.e. teledentistry – and this article outlines our advice and guidance.

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Articles and features 05/06/2020

An update on MRONJ – and the successful defence of a difficult claim

An update on MRONJ – and the successful defence of a difficult claim

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Helen Kaney, Dental Protection’s lead dentolegal consultant for Scotland, reports on the robust defence of a member in a complicated case several years in the making

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Case study 05/06/2020

When the time is right

When the time is right

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A hygienist member of Dental Protection contacted us to report that the practice she worked in had received a strongly worded telephone complaint concerning the provision of periodontal therapy, which included the removal of calculus and root surface debridement.

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Articles and features 05/06/2020

The periodontal paradox

The periodontal paradox

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Dr Alasdair McKelvie and Dr Andrew Walker, dentolegal consultants at Dental Protection, advise on controlling risk when it comes to identifying and managing periodontal disease

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Articles and features 05/06/2020

Managing endodontic file separation

Managing endodontic file separation

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One of the most frequent adverse events reported is the separation (or fracture) of an endodontic instrument within a tooth. Dr Simon Parsons, dentolegal consultant at Dental Protection, looks at what we can do to reduce our risk of procedural error and how we might manage these cases should they arise

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Articles and features 05/02/2020

Bridge2Aid: how dental volunteering is offering hope to those in pain

Bridge2Aid: how dental volunteering is offering hope to those in pain

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Dental Protection is proud to support the work of Bridge2Aid, a charitable organisation doing fantastic work to improve access to emergency dental care by training healthcare workers in developing countries. Find out more about the organisation’s work in this article

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Articles and features 04/02/2020

Brexit update

Brexit update

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Statement from Dental Protection regarding our preparedness for Brexit.

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Articles and features 15/01/2020

FGDP urges botox ad compliance

FGDP urges botox ad compliance

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The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is encouraging dentists and dental practices offering botulinum toxin injections to ensure their marketing is legally compliant.

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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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