Dominic O'Hooley

Dominic O'Hooley

Author at Dentistry Online

Dominic qualified from Liverpool in 1993 and has mainly worked in private practice since then. Placing implants for a decade he has strong views on many subjects within dentistry. Currently convalescing after a serious RTA, he hopes to be back working clinically early in 2019.
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Life in dentistry with autism

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others, according to the National Autistic Society. Here Dominic O’Hooley opens up about how autism affects the way he thinks and acts in and out of dentistry. ‘I just don’t know what to say about Dominic. He is such … Continued

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Why NHS dentistry is bad medicine

Dominic O’Hooley gives us his opinion on responsibility… I have contemplated the three core principles of Bevans’s big idea for an NHS. The 1948 elucidation of a post war appetite for better things, for a civilised nurturing of an entire society still shell-shocked from the utter brutality of that awful war, from the liberation of Bergen-Belsen and … Continued

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It’s time for the GDC to stop making excuse after excuse after excuse

In his first blog for Dentistry.co.uk, Dominic O’Hooley calls for real leadership from the General Dental Council. What do years of pain, hubris, risk appetite and excuses all have in common? They fit within the subjective framework the GDC uses to justify both its initial momentous 55% ARF increase in 2015, from ÂŁ576 to ÂŁ890. … Continued

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