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Needless extraction

...The letter states that Dr K incorrectly attributed the patient’s ongoing jaw pain to an impacted LL8 and failed to investigate other potential causes...

  • 28 August 2019
  • Case study

Say nothing?

...The mother requests that should the child’s father phone the practice asking questions in regard to the young girl’s dental treatment no information should be provided...

  • 30 July 2019
  • Case study

Substandard RCT alleged

...Dr N is alleged to have failed to clean/fill the patient’s root canals at UR8 to an appropriate standard and had to ask for help during the treatment...

  • 25 June 2019
  • Case study

Broken root

...It is also alleged that Dr U failed to obtain informed consent from the patient in neglecting to warn him of the risks involved with the procedure...

  • 29 May 2019
  • Case study

Registered with conditions

Dental case study

  • 26 April 2019
  • Case study

Private vs NHS treatment

...What is most important in a mixed practice is to make it clear to each individual patient whether they are being seen on the NHS or privately....

  • 28 March 2019
  • Case study

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

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