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15 August 2018
Dental professionals have a critical role in monitoring patients' gum health at each check-up.
18 July 2018
Patients and other members of the dental team can be a good source of feedback on the quality of dental care and treatment provided by the practice.
17 July 2018
While it is impossible to eliminate the inherent risks of providing dental treatment, it is in everyone's best interest that dental professionals carry out effective risk management to identify, prioritise and manage all significant threats to patient safety.
16 July 2018
Clinical audit and peer review are central to effective quality assurance. They help make sure best practice is being followed, and highlight any improvements needed to address shortfalls in care provision.
Dental practices are expected to have a quality assurance system in place to monitor and, if necessary, improve services.
13 July 2018
The process of clinical negligence legal action depends mainly on opinions from independent expert witnesses.
12 July 2018
A practical guide that explains statutory duty of candour.
For a claim for clinical negligence to be successful, the patient (claimant) must prove that there was some failure by the dental professional, and that failure caused the injuries of which the patient is complaining.
The decision to defend a case or settle is taken with you.
Facing a claim for clinical negligence can cause a lot of stress and worry.