Dental Protection and Dental Defence Union responds to government consultation on clinical negligence fee cap

Dental Protection has welcomed a Department of Health and Social Care consultation on proposals to limit the legal costs that can be recovered by claimant lawyers for lower value clinical negligence...

Senior dentist struck off for a year following inappropriate comments

A senior dentist has been suspended after he told a female nurse that her eyes reminded him of the hypnotic snake Kaa from the animated Disney film, The Jungle Book.

Fighting fires

Lauren Boldy discusses the latest developments in the NHS pension age discrimination case.

Dentist struck off by GDC for sexually assaulting nurses

Eamonn McCann has been struck off by the General Dental Council (GDC) after he 'repeatedly' sexually assaulted two dental nurses in front of patients.

A knock-on covid wave?

David Hallsworth considers whether the effects of the pandemic will lead to a surge in dental negligence claims.

Westminster dentist sentenced for £74,000 NHS fraud

A fraudulent dentist who owned practices in London and Surrey has been sentenced recently at Southwark Crown Court, following a fraud investigation led by the NHS counter fraud authority (NHSCFA).

The stress of being sued

Lucy Nichols discusses the process of litigation and the importance of perspective.

Dental Protection adds four new members to its board

Dental Protection has appointed four new members to its Board. Rubina Fur, Ryan Hennessy, Jigar Patel and Shaam Shamsi bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise in the profession.  

Dental Protection reveals key advice trends during Covid-19

Handling patient complaints about delays in treatment due to backlogs, and situations where staff refuse a Covid-19 vaccination, are the key areas dental professionals have sought advice and support...

Dental Protection: Committee inquiry into rising clinical negligence costs welcomed

The Health and Social Care committee has launched a new inquiry to examine the case for the reform of NHS litigation against a background of a significant increase in costs.

Dental Protection member to fight high court decision on vicarious liability and non-delegable duty of care

Dental Protection member Mr Raj Rattan has said he will appeal the decision of the High Court that he, as a practice owner, is liable to Mrs Hughes for the treatment carried out by associate dentists...

Additional protection for practice principals

Dental Protection has announced that it will extend its benefits for current and new practice principal members to include additional protection against vicarious liability and/or non-delegable duty...