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Only human: how human factors affect risk management in patient safety

Professor Simon Wright believes we can only improve patient safety in dental practice if we first understand the role of human factors.

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Open wide: the risks of swallowed or inhaled dental instruments

It's rare for a patient to swallow or inhales something during treatment, but such incidents can leads to negligence claims and dental professionals should be aware of the risks.

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Case study

Diagnosis of aggressive periodontitis

The DDU supported a member when they faced a claim alleging a failure to diagnose and treat periodontal disease in a young patient who had been attending the member's practice for two years.

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Responding to adverse incidents

Pausing to reflect when something goes wrong can lessen the risk of history repeating itself. We explain how to respond to an adverse incident, ensuring patients are supported and lessons are learned.

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Assistance dogs in the practice

Our DDU dento-legal adviser gives some pointers on solving a doggy dilemma...

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Reducing litigation risk when removing wisdom teeth

Keith Smith discusses some of the causes of negligence claims relating to wisdom tooth extraction.

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News

The DDU – on your side

John Makin, Head of the DDU, introduces a special guide explaining how the DDU will be on your side throughout your career.

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Referral of oral carcinoma

Following guidelines and procedures around referrals can help dental professionals avoid complaints or claims

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Guide

Listening to patients, staff and dealing with feedback

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.

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