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Practice savings and benefits.
The dento-legal implications for dentists and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Led and staffed by dentists with real life experience of the pressure you face.
Over 98% of calls to the DDU dento-legal helpline are connected straight to a dento-legal adviser during normal working hours.
In 2019, the DDU successfully defended 65% of claims without making a compensation payment to patients.
How it feels to begin a career at such an uncertain moment for the profession.
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Dental practices are expected to have a quality assurance system in place to monitor and, if necessary, improve services.
You must seek consent before any investigation or treatment, and certain criteria must be fulfilled for consent from a patient to be valid.
Using autonotes to record information in a patient's records can lead to an inaccurate account of the appointment.
Recognise your technical limits when performing root canal treatment and be prepared to refer patients if necessary.
Asking patients if they drink or smoke often forms an important part of a consultation and treatment plan but may feel intrusive.