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Case study 04/12/2019

Considering CBCT

Considering CBCT

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One of the most spectacular examples of new technology in modern dentistry is the increasing use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Dentolegal consultant Jim Lafferty looks at important aspects of the technique

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Case study 04/12/2019

An unexpected surprise

An unexpected surprise

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Ms C visited her dentist, requesting an improvement on her overall smile and the specific appearance of the upper lateral incisors.

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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

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Mrs R attended Dr A’s practice to discuss treatment options to restore her upper arch.

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Case study 04/12/2019

Aligning your ethics

Aligning your ethics

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Beware of a demanding patient with high aesthetic needs – do not be pushed into providing treatment you do not feel is clinically appropriate or potentially damaging to the patient.

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Case study 04/12/2019

Doing the right thing

Doing the right thing

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Dentists can sometimes face situations where it might be tempting to go along with an action to accommodate a particular patient.

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Articles and features 04/12/2019

Monitoring erosive tooth wear

Monitoring erosive tooth wear

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Erosive tooth wear is the third most common oral condition in Europe. Professor David Bartlett from King’s College London and Dr Soha Dattani of GSK Consumer Healthcare examine the importance of documenting it as part of a standard dental examination.

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Press release 04/11/2019

Concern over dental regulator’s covert investigations

Concern over dental regulator’s covert investigations

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The leading protection organisation for dentists has said it is “disappointed and concerned” that the General Dental Council (GDC) is engaging in undercover investigations which are attempting to trick dentists into wrong-doing.

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Articles and features 31/10/2019

The sum of all fears

The sum of all fears

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It is a fact that much of human behaviour is related to maximising rewards and minimising losses. Raj Rattan, dental director at Dental Protection, looks at how we can reduce fear and manage risk and uncertainty, so we can stay confident and competent throughout our careers

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Workshop 08/10/2019

Mastering consent and shared decision-making

Mastering consent and shared decision-making

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When a patient is dissatisfied with the decision-making process surrounding their treatment, the risk of a complaint or claim can increase drastically. This workshop provides expert insights into conducting conversations with your patients. It will help you provide the advice they need to reach healthcare decisions that are right for them

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Webinar 30/08/2019

Webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

Webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

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Join Dr Yvonne Shaw, Head of Underwriting Policy and Dr Andrew Walker, Dentolegal Consultant and Periodontal Specialist, as they talk you through the legal issues arising from periodontal care.

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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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