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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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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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Journal

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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Guide

Risk management for better patient safety

While it is impossible to eliminate the inherent risks of providing dental treatment, it is in everyone's best interest that dental professionals carry out effective risk management to identify, prioritise and manage all significant threats to patient safety.

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Guide

Clinical audit, peer review and CPD

Clinical audit and peer review are central to effective quality assurance. They help make sure that best practice is being followed, and highlight any improvements needed to address shortfalls in care provision.

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Guide

Quality assurance and patient safety

Dental practices are expected to have a quality assurance system in place to monitor and, if necessary, improve services.

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FAQ

What is a significant event audit?

What is a significant event audit?

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Journal

DDU journal spring 2018

The dental health of people with dementia can become secondary to other considerations. But the dental team can make a vital contribution to patients' quality of life.

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