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GDC fitness to practise report reveals ethnic disparity
A DISPROPORTIONATELY high number of fitness to practise concerns received by the General Dental Council (GDC) in 2021 were raised against Asian or Asian British dentists compared to their proportion of the total register.
Survey reveals NHS dentistry at “tipping point”
A BBC survey has found that 90 per cent of NHS dental practices are not accepting new adult dental patients, and 80 per cent are not taking on children.
How would you deal with the difficult situation of a patient making romantic advances? Risk adviser Kay Louise Grant offers advice on maintaining boundaries with patients.
...The claim alleges that Ms R should have been given specific warnings regarding the risk of a fractured tuberosity...
Patient buying medication online
...Dr A is advised that she should not let Mr G coerce her into prescribing medication that she does not believe is appropriate or serves his needs...
NHS facing “greatest workforce crisis” in its history
A COMMITTEE of MPs has concluded that the NHS is facing the greatest workforce crisis in its history, with persistent understaffing posing a serious risk to staff and patient safety.
GDC shifts focus to prevention in new strategy
PREVENTING patient harm and promoting professionalism are the focus of the General Dental Council’s new three-year strategic plan.
Access to NHS dental services widened in new reforms
DENTAL therapists will be able to accept NHS patients for the first time as part of a raft of new reforms designed to improve patient access in England.
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...
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...