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Articles and features 27/03/2020

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 24/03/2020

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 05/02/2020

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 29/01/2020

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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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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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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