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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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Press release 08/04/2019

8 out of 10 members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and an...

8 out of 10 members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and anxiety

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A Dental Protection survey of over 1,100 dentist members reveals that nearly eight out of ten (77%) of respondents admit that the fear of being sued has caused them stress or anxiety.

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Webinar 28/03/2019

Webinar: Stepping up: Going from foundation dentist to associate

Webinar: Stepping up: Going from foundation dentist to associate

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It can be daunting making the transition from foundation dentist to associate. Take on the next stage of your career with confidence. Join dentolegal consultants George Wright and David Hartoch as we look into some of the common challenges young dentists have to deal with, and the best ways to tackle them. Date: Thursday 9 May 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Articles and features 18/03/2019

Whitening within the law

Whitening within the law

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With strict regulations around the use of tooth whitening products in EU countries, Martin Foster, dentolegal consultant, discusses how to stay within the law.

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Webinar 15/03/2019

Webinar: The business of dentistry

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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Articles and features 14/03/2019

Record keeping in Scotland

Record keeping in Scotland

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Dental Protection is frequently contacted by members who want to understand how long records should be retained by the practice. Read details on how long records should be retained.

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News and updates 08/03/2019

Celebrating the women of Dental Protection

Celebrating the women of Dental Protection

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It’s International Women’s Day on 8 March and we wanted to introduce you to some of the wonderful women from around the world who work at Dental Protection, supporting members each and every day. We can’t mention all the amazing women working in the organisation, but here’s just a snapshot of some of our fantastic female employees.

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Webinar 07/03/2019

Building resilience and avoiding burnout

Building resilience and avoiding burnout

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It’s a terrible thing to experience, but burnout also has an impact on your dentolegal risk, and the safety of your patients. Join Dr Suzy Jordache and Dr David Monaghan for a webinar designed to empower you to identify and manage this very real threat that clinicians face. Date: Tuesday 9 April 2019 Time: 19.30 – 20.30

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Press release 01/03/2019

Dental Protection response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligenc...

Dental Protection response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views about indemnity cover for dentists and other healthcare professionals who are not covered by any existing or proposed state-backed scheme, via an open consultation which closes on 28 February.

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Articles and features 25/02/2019

Ectopic canines – dentolegal challenges and how to avoid them

Ectopic canines – dentolegal challenges and how to avoid them

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Every year, Dental Protection assists members in responding to complaints and claims where it is alleged that there was a failure to identify and appropriately manage ectopic canines. Successful defence of these claims relies heavily on the detail contained within the clinical records.

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Articles and features 14/02/2019

How to fall back in love with your dental career

How to fall back in love with your dental career

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Working in dentistry has its ups and downs, so it’s important to do the things that help you stay happy at work.

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Webinar 11/01/2019

Webinar: Consent - Does yes really mean yes

Webinar: Consent - Does yes really mean yes

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When it comes to obtaining valid consent, there are many key issues to consider for each patient, every time they require treatment. Join Dentolegal Consultant, Helen Kaney as she investigates when ‘yes’ really means ‘yes’ and examines the key aspects of obtaining valid consent. Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Webinar 04/01/2019

Webinar: Phasing down of amalgam - risk managing the implementation o...

Webinar: Phasing down of amalgam - risk managing the implementation of the Mercury Regulations

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This webinar will explore the background to the 2017 Mercury Regulations and discuss their implementation with particular emphasis on risk management in dental practice. Date: Wednesday 30 January 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Articles and features 21/12/2018

The cost of claims – control through proportionality

The cost of claims – control through proportionality

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If you have ever been unfortunate enough to receive a letter of claim, you will be aware of how stressful the process can be. Another aspect is the often high sums of money involved. Stephen Preater, costs adviser at Dental Protection, is part of an expert in-house team that is dedicated to controlling the amounts sought by claimants

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Workshop 14/12/2018

Building resilience and avoiding burnout

Building resilience and avoiding burnout

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The demand placed on modern clinicians means the possibility of burnout is growing significantly, impacting both the quality of care and potential increase in risk to patients. This workshop will help you recognise the signs of burnout and give you the knowledge and confidence to manage the symptoms, recover and prevent reoccurrence.

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Articles and features 11/12/2018

The role of receptionists: a legal commentary

The role of receptionists: a legal commentary

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A recent Supreme Court decision has raised questions about the role of non-clinical staff in patient care. The judgment criticised the actions of a receptionist in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department – Joseph McCaughley, litigation solicitor at Dental Protection, looks at the ramifications of the case

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Articles and features 30/11/2018

12 record keeping tips

12 record keeping tips

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We have made a list of the things to remember when it comes to making and retaining good patient records.

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27/11/2018

Oral cancer – making sure you’re #mouthaware

Oral cancer – making sure you’re #mouthaware

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November is mouth cancer awareness month – a cancer that currently affects over 8,300 people a year in the UK, and resulted in 2,722 people in the UK losing their life in 2017. The number of people affected by mouth cancer has increased almost 50% in the last ten years

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Press release 16/11/2018

Dentists urged to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by 31 December

Dentists urged to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by 31 December

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Dental Protection urges dentists to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by 31 December to the General Dental Council (GDC) to avoid significant disruption to their practice and potential sanctions.

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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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