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6 May 2002
Incorrect record reading resulted in a new associate removing the wrong teeth.
2 May 2002
Ingestion of an instrument during root canal treatment which subsequently caused the patient symptons.
7 April 2002
Alleged damage to upper central incisor during tobacco stain removal with an air-jet polisher by a dental hygienist.
A patient was left with fragments of fractured instruments in two upper pre-molar teeth following root canal treatment. Subsequently both teeth were heavily restored but have a poor prognosis.
5 April 2002
A patient suffered extended swelling, numbness and bruising following dental treatment under local analgesia.
Failure to diagnose root fracture resulting in inappropriate treatment and inevitable loss of an upper central incisor.
1 April 2002
A dentist was brought before the Professional Conduct Committee for failing to advise the parents personally of his decision to remove their children from his list.
6 March 2002
An orthodontist recommended removal of a patient's upper first pre-molar teeth but unfortunately the dentist removed the equivalent lower teeth by mistake.
1 March 2002
Displacement of upper third molar into maxillary antrum. Failure to determine its position and arrange prompt and appropriate specialist referral.
5 February 2002
The unexpected complication of a fractured tuberosity during the removal under general anaesthesia of an upper second molar. The patient was immediately referred to a specialist unit.