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Alison Large addresses questions on remote consultations, including record keeping while working remotely and remote prescribing.
Alison Large looks at some of the dento-legal considerations associated with working remotely.
Video conferencing and patient images can be helpful in remote consultations, but be aware of the dento-legal issues around receiving and storing them.
Complaints and claims for clinical negligence can arise years after treatment. Without records, it may be difficult or impossible to defend them successfully.
A DDU adviser was able to guide a member through a query about a request for a non-clinically justified radiograph that had been made by a patient in relation to a claim being pursued against another dentist.
A DDU member's clinical notes were a vital part of a successful defence of a claim brought against them by a patient who was left with a root fragment in their distal socket following a root canal and extraction.
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.