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For many people the law surrounding medical negligence is unfamiliar territory, and understandably so. A key part of any claim is establishing what lawyers refer to as ‘causation’ – here we explore what this means and why it’s so important.
A blog examining the first part of the two-fold test for dental negligence, breach of duty.
A blog examining a study which revealed the natural ability of teeth to repair themselves can be enhanced using an Alzheimer’s drug.
A blog reviewing the concerning number of tooth extractions carried out on children per year and the potential causes of this.
Whist it might seem like a daunting prospect to attend a trial at Court in your professional capacity, many dental practitioners are choosing to do this as an expert witness. This blog will examine what being an expert witness involves.
A blog which discusses why dental x-rays are so important in ensuring good dental health
Many adults in the UK will wait until they have identified a problem before visiting the dentist, but the importance of regular check ups should not be underestimated.
A blog considering the dangers of illegal tooth whitening and the GDC response to this.
Steve Wake takes a look at the problem of treating children who have no adult teeth to replace the milk teeth.
A blog considering the importance of taking x-rays.
A new trend has developed, where people are resorting to carrying out their own orthodontic treatment at home.
A blog considering a new toothpaste that has significantly reduced plaque and inflammation throughout the body.
A blog examining the causes of gum recession and the treatment options available to treat it.
A blog considering new research that two dental visits a year at the dentist, may prevent the risk of pneumonia.
A blog considering the use of thermal expansion in dental fillings.
A blog explaining what is a root canal treatment, why such dental treatment is needed and examples of why we see an abundance of negligence claims in this area of dentistry.
A blog examining the risks of drinking and oral cancer.
Samantha Swaby, acted for a client who received £20,000 for the failure by her dentist to diagnose and treat periodontal disease, between 2007 – 2012. The client had been a regular attender to her dentist and only discovered she had periodontal …
A blog looking at Oral Cancer and the importance of early diagnosis.
Sophie Angwin, recently acted for a 50-year old woman, who received £30,000 after her periodontal health was mismanaged between 1978 and 2013. The Claimant in this case had been a patient with the Defendant since she was 13 years old …
Samantha Swaby, acted for a client who received £30,000 for the failure by her dentist to diagnose and treat periodontal disease, between 2007 – 2012. The client had been a regular attender to her dentist and it was only when her dentist left, …
The importance of not over indulging this Halloween.
A blog looking at a recent report that people in Bradford are struggling to find an NHS dentist.
A blog looking at a recent study published online in the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety that amalgam fillings may pose a risk to health.
A blog looking at whether it is necessary to attend your dentist every 6 months.