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Articles and features 27/03/2020

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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News and updates 25/03/2020

A message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

A message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

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We are writing to you as colleagues and fellow MPS members to thank you for the work you are doing now and in the months ahead to tackle COVID-19, and also to tell you about the actions MPS is taking to support you during this time.

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Articles and features 05/02/2020

Bridge2Aid: how dental volunteering is offering hope to those in pain

Bridge2Aid: how dental volunteering is offering hope to those in pain

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Dental Protection is proud to support the work of Bridge2Aid, a charitable organisation doing fantastic work to improve access to emergency dental care by training healthcare workers in developing countries. Find out more about the organisation’s work in this article

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Articles and features 29/01/2020

Surviving dental school: social media

Surviving dental school: social media

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In today’s media-driven society, the boundaries between private and professional life are becoming increasingly blurred. In such a fast-moving environment, it’s all too easy to forget that the same standards of professionalism and confidentiality apply no matter what the medium of communication.

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Webinar 30/08/2019

Recorded webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

Recorded 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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Webinar 26/06/2019

Recorded webinar: Reduce risks through better dental record keeping

Recorded webinar: Reduce risks through better dental record keeping

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Together, dentolegal consultants Simrit Ryatt and Jim Lafferty share their knowledge of current good practice record keeping. Gain vital insights into what the Dental Council expect to see in comprehensive records and how these can ensure continuity of patient care.

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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 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 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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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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Webinar 09/04/2019

Recorded webinar: Building resilience and avoiding burnout

Recorded webinar: 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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Webinar 05/03/2019

Recorded webinar: Consent - Does yes really mean yes

Recorded 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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Articles and features 22/02/2019

Top 10 elective planning tips

Top 10 elective planning tips

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When planning your elective, its essential to stay organised and have the right measures in place to help make your experience as stress free as possible. Here's our list of top 10 things to consider before and during your trip.

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Webinar 04/01/2019

Recorded webinar: Phasing down of amalgam - risk managing the impleme...

Recorded 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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