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The demand for perfect teeth is ever-increasing and last year nearly 1 million people started orthodontic treatment but what are the risks?
Simon Elliman considers the meaning of GDC guidance that dentists should take “a holistic and preventative approach to patient care.”
This blog discusses how treatment from a Nottinghamshire dentist has prompted thousands of patients to be recalled for testing.
A blog setting out the importance of good oral hygiene and going to your dentist and the main reasons why people do not attend their dentist and the impact of this.
How can your dentist help to diagnose mouth cancer and the importance of early diagnosis?
A summary of both proven and unproven factors which may increase the risks of mouth cancer.
Mouth Cancer Action month is held in November every year in conjunction with the Dental Health Foundation and the Mouth Cancer Foundation. Here, I will look at the symptoms and the importance of early detection and prompt treatment of mouth cancer.
As many of you may already be aware, October is the month for quitting smoking with the “Stoptober” campaign promoting not only the health benefits to quitters but the cash they could save.
Katie Parr an Associate, acted for a 25 year old client, who received £20,000, for the failure by her treating dentists to refer her to an orthodontist regarding her URC when she was a minor. The Client endured unnecessary tooth preparation …
The importance of being aware of the risks of mouth cancer.
What is root canal treatment and what are the causes of negligence claims relating to root canal treatment.
The number of dental practices offering a quick fix ‘Hollywood Smile’ has greatly increased in recent years, but is the dental health of patients being compromised to achieve the perfect cosmetic result?
Rebecca Callard acted for a 57 year old woman, who received £63,000 following dental treatment received between 1979 and 2011 from her general dental practitioner. Despite being a regular attender, the defendant dentist failed to diagnose and treat periodontal disease. …
Rebecca Callard acted for a 49 year old woman, who received £5,750 following a delay in diagnosing the presence of a fractured instrument that was in her LR6 tooth, following a root canal treatment. Our client had root canal treatment …
The problems that can arise from having dental veneers and the importance of understanding the risks before veneers are considered.
Patients may be reminded to attend regular check-ups with the dentist but how much do we need to know when having an examination?
This blog summarises the importance of dental check ups during pregnancy and discusses what potential dental issues may arise when a patient is pregnant.
Steve Wake acted for a 33-year old man who received £3,200 following the incorrect extraction of a tooth. The Claimant attended the dentist for the extraction of his lower left lateral incisor in order to be fitted for a brace; the …
Naomi Todd acted for a man who received negligent dental treatment when he visited the dentist for treatment to a cracked tooth in October 2009. On review, the dentist agreed that the tooth was indeed cracked and would need to be …
Katie Parr , acted for a client who received £1,000 following the substandard extraction of her LR5. During the extraction the Defendant failed to take a radiograph to see whether the tooth could easily be extracted. The client’s LR5 fractured and …
Ali Cloak, a Solicitor in the Dental Negligence Team, acted for a 63 year old man, who received £15,000 following the loss of his UL2 and UL3. Our client attended the defendant dentist between 2007 and 2012 and complained that …
Why is there an epidemic of tooth decay in children? Is it due to excessive consumption of fizzy drinks? Or to poor dental care and advice?
Ali Cloak, solicitor in the Dental Negligence Team, acted for a 52 year old woman, who received £2,000 following the inappropriate preparation of a composite inlay on her tooth. The Defendant dentist replaced large amalgam fillings on two of the Claimant’s teeth …
Providing dental treatment to people with learning difficulties can often prove problematic, for the dentist and the patient alike. A new app developed by scientists recently seeks to help people with learning difficulties to prepare for difficult dental visits.
The importance of ensuring children are correctly examined by dental practitioners.