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Slow perio

...BPE scores should have been recorded at every patient review and the expert doubts the accuracy of the first BPE, given the patient’s bleeding gums and subsequent scores...

  • 17 December 2018
  • Case study

An angry ending

...Mr B apologises for losing his temper but Dr T is not satisfied and decides to remove him from the practice patient list...

  • 17 December 2018
  • Case study

Patient abroad

...The patient was on holiday in Spain when she phoned her GP asking about a rash on her leg...

  • 26 November 2018
  • Case study

Honest assessment

...The dentist notices a potential problem with previous root treatment but is unsure whether to tell the patient...

  • 26 November 2018
  • Case study

Gut pain

...The patient expressed worry that he might have gallstones but Dr K diagnosed dyspepsia without an examination to determine the nature of the epigastric pain...

  • 26 October 2018
  • Case study

Acid burn

...Max leaves the surgery and attends A&E where the attending physician confirms that the lesion appears to be a chemical burn...

  • 26 October 2018
  • Case study

Parental neglect

...Police are now considering charging the girl’s parents with child abuse and have requested a statement from the dentist...

  • 28 September 2018
  • Case study

Rapid decline

... A form was drawn up mistakenly stopping all bumetanide scripts...

  • 26 September 2018
  • Case study

Problem pregnancy

...An ultrasound would have revealed an empty uterus and a suboptimal rise in serum beta HCG levels, leading to a diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy...

  • 28 August 2018
  • Case study

Teeth overprepared

...The dentist noted that a large amount of tooth tissue had been removed in the preparation of UR2 – more akin to crown provision...

  • 28 August 2018
  • Case study