Angela Love

Angela Love

Author at Dentistry Online

Angela began her career in the ‘80s in general dental practice before joining the Community Dental Service in 2000, treating patients with special needs and anxious children referred by GDPs. She was also on the Investigating Committee of the GDC for two years, giving her a special insight into the procedures and pressures of many dentolegal issues. She now combines her combines her community work with her role as a dentolegal adviser with the DDU.
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Dealing with complaints: unsatisfactory treatment

With the number of complaints about unsatisfactory treatment on the rise post-COVID-19, Angela Love discusses some of the common themes and offers risk management advice. Unhappiness with the outcome of dental treatment has always represented a high proportion of the Dental Defence Union’s (DDU) complaints files. Such complaints might previously be thought to be due … Continued

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The COVID-19 files – ‘unsatisfactory treatment’

The pandemic interrupted many long-term courses of treatment making it harder for dental professionals to deliver their usual standard of care. Unfortunately, this is likely to increase the number of complaints about unsatisfactory treatment, a trend we began to see in 2020. Here Angela Love, dentolegal adviser at the DDU, discusses some of the common … Continued

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Dental neglect and child protection

Angela Love looks at whether children with extensive decay should be classed as being the victims of dental neglect. The revelation from the Local Government Association that NHS hospitals carried out more than 40,000 teeth extractions on young patients in 2015/16 was shocking but probably not surprising for many dentists. But while it is undoubtedly … Continued

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