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Statistics show that most adults in the UK have some degree of gum disease, but could you be paying for it even though your dentist has missed it? You might in fact have a negligence claim…
Recent years have seen a surge in the number of cosmetic dentistry procedures carried out. Although they can be worth every penny, they can also prove a disastrous mistake.
There has been a recent rise in the popularity of charcoal tooth whitening. But with more and more people trying it out, have we really stopped to think about the associated risks?
A recent poll has revealed that 67% of British people admit to suffering anxiety when visiting the dentist. For some people, this anxiety can be extreme and can prevent attendance for many years. As such, this blog examines the different techniques that can be used to help with dental anxiety and encourage regular attendance.
National Smile Month runs from May 15th 2017 until June 15th 2017. This blog examines the aims of the campaign and how and why you should get involved.
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 …