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The dento-legal implications for dentists and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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John Makin, head of the Dental Defence Union, reflects on how we can still learn important lessons from a difficult 2020.
Deputy head of the DDU Leo Briggs and dento-legal advisers Alison Large and Sarah Ide respond to questions raised in our COVID-19 webinar.
Asking patients if they drink or smoke often forms an important part of a consultation and treatment plan but may feel intrusive.
Using autonotes to record information in a patient's records can lead to an inaccurate account of the appointment.
Over the course of the year, there has been an abundance of new challenges and guidance for the profession to deal with, putting a strain on many dental professionals and practices.