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Professionalism: social media risks
Roopinder Brar, medical adviser at MDDUS and Sarah Harford, MDDUS dental adviser, look at the pitfalls dentists face when engaging with…
What COVID-19 has taught us about whistleblowing
Bindiya Thakrar explores what the current COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about whistleblowing. When COVID-19 first hit us here in…
Balancing the two sides of dentistry
John Makin explains that dentistry is a balancing act between commercial interests and patient care. There can be little doubt…
It will end in tiers
NHS England’s plans to introduce tier two dentists will devalue GDPs’ status, Kevin Lewis argues. There are several ways to…
Risks with referrals
Alison Large, dento-legal adviser at the DDU, advises on reducing the risks associated with the patient referral process. The making…
GDC call to action – check the small print on your indemnity cover
The General Dental Council (GDC) is warning dental professionals to ‘check the small print’ on their indemnity cover. The warnings come after…
Shifting the balance
Jonathan Green says the General Dental Council’s refocused approach to fitness to practise is better for patients and fairer for…
The art of communication
Priya Sharma says that being skilful at the art of communication will allow for an increase in patient satisfaction and…
GDC updates guidance for students on professionalism and patient safety
The General Dental Council (GDC) has updated its guidance to help students better understand their role in patient safety. Entitled…
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New advice on raising concerns
New advice has been given to help dental professionals who think a colleague’s behaviour is putting people at risk. The…
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