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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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FAQ

Can I charge a patient for a copy of their dental records?

Can I charge a patient for a copy of their dental records?

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News

GDPR: five things you need to do now

GDPR has now come into force, and the Information Governance Alliance (IGA) and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have published guidance - and will continue to do so - to clarify how it applies to healthcare organisations.

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Guide

Recording consultations

What should I do if a patient wants to record a consultation?

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