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Articles and features 29/05/2019

Continue learning and developing

Continue learning and developing

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Dr Kalpesh Prajapat, author of Dental Associate Interviews: An Ultimate Preparation Guide, provides guidance on how to choose the right development courses for you, and ensure you never stop learning and improving.

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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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Articles and features 03/05/2019

Develop outstanding communication skills

Develop outstanding communication skills

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Dr Kalpesh Prajapat, author of Dental Associate Interviews: An Ultimate Preparation Guide, shares his tips for mastering this essential skill.

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Articles and features 03/05/2019

A day in the life of a dentolegal consultant

A day in the life of a dentolegal consultant

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David Hartoch describes a typical day working as a dentolegal consultant at Dental Protection

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Articles and features 02/05/2019

Tips for Foundation Dentists on writing a good CV

Tips for Foundation Dentists on writing a good CV

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If you are applying for a new job or even thinking about it, having your CV in order and up to date is a good start. Here we give you some tips on how to write a CV to get you an interview for that perfect job

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Articles and features 02/05/2019

Surviving dental school: Avoiding plagiarism

Surviving dental school: Avoiding plagiarism

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We’re looking at something you’ve probably heard plenty about: plagiarism. But do you know about the implications it can have on your whole career as a dentist?

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Articles and features 01/05/2019

Alternative orthodontics

Alternative orthodontics

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In some areas of dentistry, the divergence of opinion leads to significant conflict. Orthodontics is one area that has provoked substantial dispute within the dental profession.

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Articles and features 16/04/2019

World day for safety and health at work

World day for safety and health at work

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Croner – Dental Protection’s trusted health and safety partner – provide answers to the most important questions an employer needs to ask to ensure a safe workplace

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Articles and features 29/03/2019

Surviving dental school: Taking care of your health

Surviving dental school: Taking care of your health

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When your focus is on caring for your patients day in day out, it can be easy to let your own health issues slip from your priorities. But staying well is important for both you and your patients, so it’s really important to get into good habits while you’re at dental school.

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Articles and features 18/03/2019

Whitening within the law

Whitening within the law

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With strict regulations around the use of tooth whitening products in EU countries, Martin Foster, dentolegal consultant, discusses how to stay within the law.

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Articles and features 14/03/2019

Record keeping in Scotland

Record keeping in Scotland

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Dental Protection is frequently contacted by members who want to understand how long records should be retained by the practice. Read details on how long records should be retained.

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Articles and features 12/03/2019

Changes to payslips for workers

Changes to payslips for workers

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From 6 April 2019 itemised payslips need to be issued to workers. Croner, the HR and employment law specialists, provide guidance on how dental practices need to respond to this change

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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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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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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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