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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.
The DDU advised a member on a whether to comply with a patient's request for a radiograph.
A dento-legal report is more complex than a clinical report. Writing it correctly may minimise any requests to you for clarification.
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?
They are the basis for effective patient care and have an important dento-legal purpose - but what makes good dental records?
Dental professionals often have access to patients' personal data, which means they also have responsibilities to protect that information and handle it responsibly.
Using templates to record information in a patient's notes can lead to an inaccurate account of the appointment.
Dental professionals have a critical role in monitoring patients' gum health at each check-up.
A patient's extraction was delayed because the practice had run out of the appropriate anaesthetic.