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Exercising clinical judgement

...Dr J offers her opinion on the proposed treatment but Mr K writes back demanding that it be carried out as advised by his orthodontist...

  • 30 June 2022
  • Case study

Post-op tooth pain

...In response to the complaint Dr A states that dental damage is a known complication of anaesthesia and this is explained to all patients...

  • 30 June 2022
  • Case study

Dental insurance cover

...Ms D is not happy that her dental payment plan doesn't cover the full cost of the restorative treatment and accuses her dentist of mis-selling...

  • 30 May 2022
  • Case study

Friendly care

...the GMC writes to Ms S informing her that concerns have been raised over her fitness to practise in connection with prescriptions supplied to a friend...

  • 30 May 2022
  • Case study

Back pain

...The letter claims that had Mr U been referred to hospital he would have undergone an MRI scan which would have identified a paracentral disc protrusion compressing the cauda equina...

  • 29 April 2022
  • Case study

Adverse comment

...Mr M posts a review on a local online directory commenting that Dr S is “incompetent and rude” and that he struggled to extract his tooth...

  • 29 April 2022
  • Case study

Slow-healing socket

...An incisional biopsy one month later at the hospital confirms the lesion is squamous cell carcinoma and the patient undergoes extensive surgery followed by facial reconstruction and radiotherapy...

  • 31 March 2022
  • Case study

Long-term diazepam prescription

...Dr H prescribes the drug weekly despite complaints by Mr C that he runs out of medication by the weekend...

  • 31 March 2022
  • Case study

Genetic disclosure

...Genetic testing has revealed a chromosomal abnormality which could lead to serious health effects in her family, but Mrs R is estranged from her children and refuses to inform them...

  • 28 February 2022
  • Case study

Alleged wrong extraction

...The dentist believes a translator might have helped avoid confusion over the proposed treatment plan...

  • 28 February 2022
  • Case study

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