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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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Case study 09/08/2019

Leaving a sour taste in the mouth

Leaving a sour taste in the mouth

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Associate dentists leave their current practice for a variety of reasons,and occasionally this can be due to a breakdown in communication and issues surrounding working relationships within the practice.

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Articles and features 29/07/2019

Maintaining professionalism online: the risks of social media

Maintaining professionalism online: the risks of social media

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Dentists and dental care professionals need to ensure they have a professional social media image and handle any online communications appropriately. Philip Johnstone, dentolegal consultant at Dental Protection, discusses how to avoid the risks associated with an online presence.

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Articles and features 05/07/2019

What does discretionary indemnity mean for you?

What does discretionary indemnity mean for you?

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We answer your common queries and bust some myths surrounding discretionary indemnity

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Articles and features 05/07/2019

Mastering difficult interactions with patients

Mastering difficult interactions with patients

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We share some top tips to effectively manage difficult interactions with patients, including avoiding them in the first place. Feedback has shown these essential skills – which are also taught on Dental Protection’s ‘Mastering Difficult Interactions’ workshop – are valuable to members.

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Case study 01/07/2019

Is it vital?

Is it vital?

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Mr R attended a practice as a new patient. He reported no symptoms, although during the examination the dentist noted the large composite restoration at 36, which had a small fracture to one side.

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Articles and features 26/06/2019

Iatrogenic injuries and what can be done to avoid them

Iatrogenic injuries and what can be done to avoid them

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Wherever you are in the world, there is generally a legal obligation in place that sets out duties of employers to ensure appropriate standards of quality and safety in a dental practice. Simrit Ryatt, dentolegal consultant, looks into some iatrogenic injuries and what can be done to avoid them.

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Articles and features 25/06/2019

It could happen to you

It could happen to you

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Dr T has worked as a GDP for 15 years. He talks to us about an unusual complaint he received and the lessons he has learned from it.

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Webinar 14/05/2019

Recorded webinar: Reducing risk, improving profitability: 7 strategie...

Recorded webinar: Reducing risk, improving profitability: 7 strategies for GDPs

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Join dental director Raj Rattan, where you’ll look at essential principles of risk management that apply in general dental practice. You’ll explore 7 strategies for success from both a clinical and business perspective. Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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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

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 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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Webinar 30/04/2019

Recorded webinar: The business of dentistry

Recorded webinar: The business of dentistry

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Running a modern dental practice involves navigating ethical dilemmas and tackling the difficulties of clinical decision making. Join dental director Raj Rattan as he explores some key aspects of the business of dentistry, including root causes of ethical failures, areas of high risk, and models for decision making. Date: Tuesday 30 April 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Press release 24/04/2019

Government proposal regarding NHS Pension Scheme opposed

Government proposal regarding NHS Pension Scheme opposed

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Dental Protection opposes Government proposal that could deprive dentists of the NHS Pension Scheme prior to a criminal conviction.

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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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