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These cases are based on actual calls made to MDDUS advisers and are published here to highlight common challenges within dental practice. Details have been changed to maintain confidentiality.
On the record
Solicitor Lindsey McGregor offers the latest advice on dental record keeping.
Reopening your practice
Employment law adviser Liz Symon offers practical advice on managing employees' return to work.
Action against addiction
How can dentists help patients reduce the risk of addiction and other health issues from painkiller misuse? Graeme Dixon from change management firm Agencia shares insights from an innovative new approach
Lessons from a pandemic
Dr Allan Gaw looks back to the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak and finds some cogent similarities to the current crisis
Ten behaviours that reduce risk
Senior risk adviser Liz Price offers advice on addressing risk as a team in the context of COVID-19
Keeping your head above water
Dento-legal adviser Rachael Bell shares some personal insight and practical tips for managing your wellbeing.
Case study: Drink driving offence
...Dr K had a few glasses of champagne early in the evening and assumed she was fit to drive...
Case study: Injection pain
...The patient is unhappy that the dentist did not recognise her distress during the injection...
Case study: Post-procedure sepsis
...It is claimed that the dentist breached his duty of care to the patient by extracting a wisdom tooth which was infected by an abscess...
ETHICS: Connected choices
PROFESSOR Deborah Bowman considers the "fundamental connectedness" of clinicians, managers and lay members coming together to understand ethical dilemmas amidst COVID-19.
Book choice: The Remarkable Life of the Skin
Book review by Dr Greg Dollman
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Insight Dental is published quarterly and distributed to MDDUS members through the UK who work in dental care