Dento-legal experts share knowledge

The ever-changing interface between clinical dentistry, the many areas of law which impact upon the business and practise of dentistry, and the ethical dimension which underpins the healthcare environment, is an intriguing and intellectually challenging mix.
Dental Protection is hosting a brand new study day which explores these areas of dentistry in detail.

This is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a dento-legal career, and a timely update for those already involved in the field.
The experts who will be presenting at the event have worked within the dento-legal field for many years and include:

• Kevin Lewis, who will be discussing how legal decisions in one country can help us to anticipate and prepare for possible challenges in another

• Raj Rattan, who will illustrate how issues of ethics and professional conduct can complicate the management of complaints and GDC claims

• Melanie Rowles, will discuss the law of negligence, changes to expert witness immunity, and outline Lord Justice Jackson’s review recommendations and explore what this might mean for the dental claims environment
• Hilary Firestone who will describe how she is instructed as an expert witness either by the prosecution or the defence.

Kevin Lewis, dental director of Dental Protection said: ‘The amount of regulation and scrutiny in dental practice has grown considerably in the last decade. In addition, the economic situation and no-win, no-fee legal system has increased claims against dentists throughout England and Wales.

‘This study day will provide those with an interest in the dento-legal environment with further information about the current environment, and likely reforms set to happen at home and internationally.’
Including six hours core verifiable CPD in law and ethics, the event will take place on Friday 30 March in London. Tickets for the event are available for the reduced price of £199 for DPL Members, and £249 for non-members (including VAT). A discount is available for DCP/ FD members, and members of DPL Xtra at £169.

To book your tickets, please contact 020 7399 2914. For further information, click here  

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