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4 December 2013
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.
A male patient in his 40s underwent the extraction of LL5, LL7 and LL8, but suffered a severe post-extraction infection, resulting in the need for emergency drainage under general anaesthesia at hospital.
In the mid-1990s a general dental practitioner member examined a male patient with a heavily restored dentition. The patient had porcelain jacket crowns on both upper central incisor teeth. Radiographs taken three years later showed these teeth to have been restored using tapered cast posts supporting the overlying crowns.
21 December 2010
A dentist had concerns that a colleague’s clinical performance was becoming increasingly inconsistent.