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Articles and features 29/05/2019

Continue learning and developing

Continue learning and developing

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Dr Kalpesh Prajapat, author of Dental Associate Interviews: An Ultimate Preparation Guide, provides guidance on how to choose the right development courses for you, and ensure you never stop learning and improving.

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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

Develop outstanding communication skills

Develop outstanding communication skills

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Dr Kalpesh Prajapat, author of Dental Associate Interviews: An Ultimate Preparation Guide, shares his tips for mastering this essential skill.

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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 02/05/2019

Tips for Foundation Dentists on writing a good CV

Tips for Foundation Dentists on writing a good CV

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If you are applying for a new job or even thinking about it, having your CV in order and up to date is a good start. Here we give you some tips on how to write a CV to get you an interview for that perfect job

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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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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.

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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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