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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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Webinar 03/07/2020

Recorded webinar: COVID-19 Infection prevention and control for denta...

Recorded webinar: COVID-19 Infection prevention and control for dental teams

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This webinar will provide an overview to the dental team about Coronavirus and review the fundamental infection prevention and control measures that should be considered to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission within the dental practice.

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News and updates 03/07/2020

Indemnity for members returning to work

Indemnity for members returning to work

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If you are returning to work read this article to find out what to do to ensure your membership is up to date.

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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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News and updates 08/06/2020

Fit testing of masks – Dental Protection position statement

Fit testing of masks – Dental Protection position statement

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As a result of changes to practice aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and protecting staff, fit-testing of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is necessary for staff carrying out certain dental procedures.

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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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News and updates 27/05/2020

Information for dental members considering re-opening their private p...

Information for dental members considering re-opening their private practice in England

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We have received a number of queries from individual members and various professional groups in England seeking clarification on Dental Protection’s position in relation to the re-opening of private practices.

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Press release 13/05/2020

Covid-19: Dental Protection urges Welsh Government to look again at s...

Covid-19: Dental Protection urges Welsh Government to look again at support offer for dentists

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Dental Protection has called on the Welsh Government to look again at its offer to provide dentists with 80% of their NHS annual contract value (ACV), following concerns that the offer will be insufficient for many.

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Press release 26/03/2020

Covid-19: Dental Protection announces two months free membership

Covid-19: Dental Protection announces two months free membership

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A package of support – the equivalent of offering the next two months of membership for free - has been set out by Dental Protection for members who have experienced a significant drop in their workload and a dramatic fall in income due to Covid-19.

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