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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

Two teeth too many

...A letter of claim is received alleging clinical negligence for failing to diagnose the presence of the supernumeraries so they could be removed allowing normal eruption of the adult incisors...

  • 27 July 2016
  • Case study

A high smile

...It is alleged that the dentist failed to inform the patient of the benefit-versus-risk of the crown lengthening procedure and the later gingivectomy...

  • 27 April 2016
  • Case study

Root fracture

...the dentist extracts the infected tooth but no post-extraction radiograph is taken...

  • 30 November 2015
  • Case study

Erroneous extraction

...the dentist had removed LL7 in error, mistaking the tooth for LL6...

  • 28 August 2015
  • Case study

A wrong message

...Mr M is angry that the dentist disclosed information about the unpaid bill in the answering machine message, as his daughter heard it, causing him considerable embarrassment...

  • 27 February 2015
  • Case study

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