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22 May 2017
A dentist was criticised for failing to refer a patient for endodontic intervention, leading to loss of a tooth
A patient complained when her dental practice failed to address her by her preferred name.
4 December 2013
A patient was referred by the local dental hospital for extraction of the LL8 to a dentist, a DDU member, with a special interest in oral surgery. She was suffering pain and discomfort from the wisdom tooth, which was impacted...
A woman in her late 50s with a large number of missing teeth sought advice from a dentist, a DDU member, about the possibility of dental implants and requested fixed upper and lower bridgework to improve her appearance, confidence and comfort. She was a heavy smoker with poor oral hygiene.
While preparing to fit brackets for an orthodontic patient, a practice principal was shocked to find that among the brackets he selected from the plastic storage box was one which was caked in debris and cement. It had obviously been used before. He immediately discarded the bracket and the others from the same well of the box.
1 August 2012
Breaking the law can cause long term issues!
An elderly patient of many years’ standing at the practice attended as an emergency with an infection
Student caught breaking the rules by taking pictures!
Patient leaving it years to see dentist
22 December 2010
This case concerns a female patient with an extremely complex dental history. She had been born with a cleft lip and palate, and had undergone cleft lip repair within her first year, and cleft palate repair by bone graft to the upper alveolus at age 11.
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