Insight Dental Q2 2023
In this issue:
- 10 questions to ask before giving feedback
- Pitfalls: Needle breakage
- Practice management: Taking time off for elective surgery
- Call log
- Professional development: Know your patient, know yourself
- Risk: Being prepared for unexpected medical emergencies
- Catalysing civility – resolving workplace conflict
- GDC: A brush with the law
- Environment: Making dentistry greener
- Case file: Treatment abroad
- Case file: Alleged substandard restoration
- Case file: Mobile tooth
- Feature: A more perfect language than that of words
- Ethics: The human touch
- Vignette: John Alcindor (1873-1924)
Severe mental illness linked to lower cancer screening
ADULTS with severe mental illness are less likely to attend cancer screening than those without such conditions, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Alleged substandard restoration
...It is also alleged that the restorations at LR6 and LR7 were substandard with Dr F failing to completely remove decay...
Prescribing controlled drugs
Nearly half of fatal drug poisonings in the UK involve opiates - and clinicians remain at the sharp end. How do you avoid the pitfalls?
Protecting young patients taking isotretinoin for acne
BETTER information about serious risks to young patients taking the acne medication isotretinoin are necessary so that patients can make informed decisions before use.
Quarter of patients avoiding dental treatment due to cost survey finds
ALMOST a quarter of adult patients in England have delayed or gone without NHS dental treatment due to cost, a YouGov survey has found.
Older doctors are not immune to burnout and wellbeing crisis, new Dundee University report shows
MDDUS Head of Medical Division Dr Naeem Nazem described the report's findings as worrying and said they must be taken seriously by government.
Concern over young people missing out on life-saving vaccines
UPTAKE of vaccines offered to 13 and 14 year olds fell during the 2021 to 2022 academic year, leaving many young people unprotected from life-threatening diseases, according data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
Falsified oxygen cylinders identified in Scotland
FALSIFIED medical oxygen has been circulating in a small number of dental practices within Scotland.
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