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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

Wrong tooth

...An hour later the patient returns to the surgery and complains to the receptionist that he is now convinced the wrong tooth has been extracted...

  • 26 April 2018
  • Case study

Policy delay

...It is alleged that the practice was negligent in taking over 50 days to complete the insurance form, thus resulting in the policy not being issued and paying out on Mr B’s death...

  • 26 April 2018
  • Case study

Abusive patient

...Dr T tries to explain his view on the necessity to carry out root treatment before refitting the post – but the discussion grows fraught...

  • 28 March 2018
  • Case study

Failed extraction

...Mr C is again very nervous and Dr Y reassures him that the area around the tooth will be well numbed and he has only to raise his hand to halt the procedure...

  • 27 February 2018
  • Case study

Unwanted chemistry

...the patient says that he had detected some “chemistry” between them during the examination and he has seen her again waiting at a bus stop but was too nervous to make an approach...

  • 25 May 2017
  • Case study

No prophylactic antibiotics

...Mr D claims that the dentist's failure to prescribe an antibiotic after his extraction led to "serious complications" resulting in his prolonged recovery and loss of earnings...

  • 28 November 2016
  • Case study

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