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Enamel loss

...It is alleged the dentist failed to provide preventative treatment for the patient’s enamel hypoplasia, including the application of fluoride varnish...

  • 25 February 2019
  • Case study

Amalgam concerns

...Mr T insists that he has always looked after his teeth, brushing twice a day, and he believes the pain is clearly associated with mercury “leeching into his gums”...

  • 30 January 2019
  • Case study

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

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

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

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

Check the register

...a letter from the GDC arrives at the practice concerning the employment of an unregistered nurse. It alleges that this action has put patients at unnecessary risk...

  • 30 July 2018
  • Case study

Slow-healing socket

...The expert questions why Ms N did not consider something more than just a slow-healing socket – especially when the adjacent molar had been extracted with normal healing...

  • 27 June 2018
  • Case study

Mobile implant

...The claim alleges failure to properly assess the ridge profile and need for significant bone grafting to ensure implant success...

  • 29 May 2018
  • Case study