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Workshop 01/06/2018

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Mastering workshops - start here

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Manage the challenges of your daily practice with our professional development workshops

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Blog post 12/11/2018

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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Press release 28/09/2018

Dental Protection judicial review successfully overturns GDC warning...

Dental Protection judicial review successfully overturns GDC warning over minor driving offence

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Dental Protection has successfully challenged the General Dental Council (GDC)’s decision in which the regulator tried to re-impose a warning on a dentist for a minor road traffic conviction.

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Publication content 27/09/2018

Grey areas in clinical decision-making

Grey areas in clinical decision-making

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Robert Caplin, senior teaching fellow, King’s College London, looks at how properly weighing up the various factors in a decision can benefit both practitioner and patient.

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Advice 27/09/2018

Reflection and risk management

Reflection and risk management

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Dr Raj Rattan, Dental Director, discusses how to effectively reflect on clinical practice and its importance for risk management.

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Advice 21/09/2018

Symbolic atonement

Symbolic atonement

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When a patient complains, what are they trying to achieve – an apology, a remedy, an expression of sympathy or empathy, accountability or just revenge? Jane Merivale, head of policy and technical at Dental Protection, looks at when financial redress can be the correct course of action.

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Case study 21/09/2018

A lacerated cheek

A lacerated cheek

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A dentist received a letter of complaint from an elderly patient who had sustained a soft tissue injury to the lining of the left cheek during the restoration of a lower left third molar three months earlier.

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Case study 20/09/2018

A request for compensation

A request for compensation

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Dental Protection advises two members from a practice following a patient complaint after a replacement filling was required.

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Case study 20/09/2018

An incorrect extraction

An incorrect extraction

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When the wrong tooth is removed, Dental Protection assisted a dentist in quickly contacting the patient over the error. Find out how this proactive approach helped avoid further action being taken.

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Case study 20/09/2018

The retained root and consent

The retained root and consent

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A retained root causes a patient complaint against a dentist. While Dental Protection supported him in rectifying the matter, issues were raised with his record-keeping – find out what learning points came out of this case.

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Conference 20/09/2018

Calling all FDs! Join us at BDIA Dental Showcase this October

Calling all FDs! Join us at BDIA Dental Showcase this October

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Dental Protection are delighted to invite all foundation dentists to join them at BDIA Dental Showcase, taking place at London’s ExCeL, 4-6 October. Find out more.

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Advice booklet 07/08/2018

Handling the media - a guide for dentists

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Handling the media - a guide for dentists

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Handling the Media - A Guide for Dentists has been designed to reflect members’ needs and the current press environment. The guide provides advice on the most effective way to respond to a journalist, from initial contact to providing a statement.

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Webinar 31/07/2018

Webinar: Ethical, legal advertising: websites, social media and stayi...

Webinar: Ethical, legal advertising: websites, social media and staying safe

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Managing your professional and personal imagine online can seem like a minefield. But it doesn’t need to be. Join dentolegal consultant Philip Johnstone for a webinar looking at the legal and regulatory requirements you are expected to meet, as set down by the GDC and other bodies involved in the regulation of advertising in the UK. Date: Tuesday 11 September 2018 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Press release 29/06/2018

Effective in-house systems can nip complaints in the bud

Effective in-house systems can nip complaints in the bud

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New evidence shows that having an effective, in-house complaints process in place and displayed in the practice can help to avoid complaints from escalating into claims and prevent a complaint being made directly to the General Dental Council (GDC), say Dental Protection.

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Press release 29/06/2018

Public believe marketing campaigns by ‘No Win No Fee’ firms are on th...

Public believe marketing campaigns by ‘No Win No Fee’ firms are on the up

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43% of the public believe there are now more marketing campaigns by ‘No Win No Fee’ firms compared to five years ago, according to a YouGov survey of 2000 people conducted on behalf of Dental Protection.

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News 13/06/2018

Dental Protection: Good record keeping key in phase-down of dental am...

Dental Protection: Good record keeping key in phase-down of dental amalgam

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Dental Protection is reminding dentists in the UK to maintain good clinical records and obtain full consent if a decision is made to use amalgam as a restorative material, ahead of changes to EU Regulations on its use.

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Feature 08/06/2018

Redaction and anonymisation - doing your bit for data protection

Redaction and anonymisation - doing your bit for data protection

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New data protection regulations came into force on 25 May and MPS is committed to fulfilling its legal obligations – correct redaction and anonymisation is one way that you can play your part in safeguarding data.

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