Ethics: The human touch
Professor Deborah Bowman defers to AI for her latest column – and the results are rather less than human.
Case file: Mobile tooth
...Mr K demands that Dr G refund his treatment costs and cover additional payments for further “remedial care”...
Case file: Alleged substandard restoration
...It is also alleged that the restorations at LR6 and LR7 were substandard with Dr F failing to completely remove decay...
Case file: Treatment abroad
...Dr C is reassured that in agreeing to see the patient she is not taking on responsibility or liability for any previous work carried out abroad....
Risk: Being prepared for unexpected medical emergencies
Would you know what to do if the practice was asked for access to its defibrillator?
A range of common - and not so common - queries from dental care professionals.
Practice management: Taking time off for elective surgery
Are employees entitled to fully paid sick leave?
Catalysing civility – resolving workplace conflict
Mediator Owen Bubbers-Jones explains how resolving team conflict can boost staff wellbeing and patient safety.
Pitfalls: Needle breakage
MDDUS adviser Mike Williams offers some tips on dealing with this rare but distressing complication.
Dental professional numbers stable and FtP cases down in 2022
THE numbers of registered dental professionals in the UK remained stable in 2022 with a 0.6 per cent increase compared to 2021, according to statistics published by the General Dental Council.