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....
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.
MDDUS seeks urgent clarification in the wake of GDC v Williams
MDDUS has written to the Office of the Chief Dental Officer (England) and NHS England to seek urgent clarification about the way NHS England will interpret the NHS dental charges and contracts regulations in relation to mixing NHS and private treatment.
GDC triples exam places for overseas candidates
THE General Dental Council will triple the number of places (to 600) for the August 2023 sitting of the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) Part 1 in response to growing demand.
Professional development: Know your patient, know yourself
Dental business coach Alun Rees reflects on the career advice he has never forgotten.
Children in England missing one-year dental check-up
OVER 6.5 million children in England were not seen by an NHS dentist in the year to June 2022, according to figures published by the Liberal Democrats.