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DDU journal summer 2019

With so much at stake for everyone involved, it's important for dental professionals to understand their individual responsibilities in the wake of an adverse incident.

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Request for a non-clinically justified radiograph

The DDU advised a member on a whether to comply with a patient's request for a radiograph.

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Guide

How to write a professional witness dental report

A dento-legal report is more complex than a clinical report. Writing it correctly may minimise any requests to you for clarification.

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Journal

Good record keeping

They are the basis for effective patient care and have an important dento-legal purpose - but what makes good dental records, and what else do dental professionals need to consider?

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DDU journal spring 2019

They are the basis for effective patient care and have an important dento-legal purpose - but what makes good dental records?

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Journal

Dentists as data controllers

Dental professionals often have access to patients' personal data, which means they also have responsibilities to protect that information and handle it responsibly.

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Guide

Dangers of automatic templates in electronic records

Using templates to record information in a patient's notes can lead to an inaccurate account of the appointment.

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Guide

Prioritising periodontal checks

Dental professionals have a critical role in monitoring patients' gum health at each check-up.

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Case study

Avoidable delay in extraction

A patient's extraction was delayed because the practice had run out of the appropriate anaesthetic.

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