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Webinar 26/06/2019

Recorded webinar: Reduce risks through better dental record keeping

Recorded webinar: Reduce risks through better dental record keeping

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Together, dentolegal consultants Simrit Ryatt and Jim Lafferty share their knowledge of current good practice record keeping. Gain vital insights into what the Dental Council expect to see in comprehensive records and how these can ensure continuity of patient care.

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Workshop 01/07/2018

Dental records for general dental practitioners

Dental records for general dental practitioners

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This workshop highlights the importance of well-organised dental records, to aid continuity of care and ensure good practice. Through a range of presentations, discussions, case scenarios and practical exercises, it highlights the importance of accurate and up-to-date dental records for both patient care and professional defence.

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Articles and features 22/08/2017

Record Keeping in Northern Ireland

Record Keeping in Northern Ireland

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Dental professionals are required to make and keep accurate dental records of care provided to patients, whether NHS or private. Dental Protection is frequently contacted by members who want to understand how long records should be retained by the practice.

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Articles and features 22/08/2017

Record Keeping in Wales

Record Keeping in Wales

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Dental professionals are required to make and keep accurate dental records of care provided to patients, whether NHS or private. Dental Protection is frequently contacted by members who want to understand how long records should be retained by the practice.

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Articles and features 17/08/2015

Teledentistry - ​Additional complications...

Teledentistry - ​Additional complications...

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Like their medical counterparts, Dental Boards and Dental Councils around the world have been wrestling with this issue for some years now. Most regulatory bodies consider that when giving advice remotely in relation to the treatment of a specific patient, you are practising dentistry, even if you never actually meet the patient in person.

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31/08/2014

Tempted to change the records?

Tempted to change the records?

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John Tiernan, Director of Educational Services at Dental Protection explains the importance of the original patient record when your clinical skills face a legal challenge and emphasises the consequences if a dental professional changes a clinical record in an attempt to cover up a mistake.

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Articles and features 31/08/2014

Recording dental pain

Recording dental pain

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Patients are often prompted to visit the dentist because they have been experiencing pain or discomfort.

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Articles and features 27/08/2014

Risk factors

Risk factors

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A clinician’s specialised knowledge of the aetiology of various oral and dental conditions places him, or her, in a position of significant advantage relative to most patients.

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27/08/2014

Recording pain

Recording pain

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One of the advantages of keeping careful and detailed records of a patient’s pain history is that it highlights significant changes and developments in the features of the patient’s symptoms which can, in turn, lead the clinician to the correct diagnosis.

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26/08/2014

Patient information

Patient information

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In case after case, the question arises of what information a patient was given in advance of their treatment. Obviously, this is material to the quality of the consent obtained from the patient, and yet dentists, hygienists and therapists often find themselves unable to demonstrate with any certainty, exactly what the patient was told, when, and in what terms.

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Case study 11/07/2014

Protecting yourself against the unexpected

Protecting yourself against the unexpected

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Even when you’ve done everything by the book, unforeseen circumstances can result in a serious complaint. Keeping careful records and referring as soon as possible are always advised...

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