Entries by Dylan Bianchi

Oral Cancer – The Need to Remain Vigilant

By Dr Sarah Jones – NSW Advisory Services Peer Advisor As dentists, we have an obligation to examine all intraoral tissues, not just the teeth and gums. Oral cancer is a debilitating disease and we certainly hope that none of our patients is unfortunate enough to develop cancer. However, with an increasing incidence, there is […]

The dangers of not recording your advice to patients

This article is written by Kellie Dell’Oro, Principle – Meridian Lawyers Case scenario: The patient issued proceedings seeking compensation for the cost of ongoing periodontal maintenance, and the cost of further dental treatment. The patient expressed significant upset with having been to see the practitioner for more than 10 years and then another practitioner advised […]

Treatment decision making – the Icarus questions

To promise too much and overstep your competency can be paralleled with stories from Greek mythology writes NSW Advisory Services Peer Advisor, Dr Roger Dennett Greek mythology tells the tale of Icarus and his father Daedalus, who attempted to escape from a tower prison via wings made of feathers and wax. Icarus’ father warns him […]

Understanding social media risks

Reading relevant articles can count towards your required continuing professional development hours.  Therefore, reading the article below may assist you to achieve these required hours. (see more below) Social media is an ever increasing form of communication for many people in both their personal and professional lives. It presents people with many benefits in allowing […]

A reminder to ensure the dental justification for treatment plan is clearly recorded

Author: Tamir Katz, Special Counsel, Meridian Lawyers Reading relevant articles can count towards your required continuing professional development hours.  Therefore, reading the article below may assist you to achieve these required hours. (see more below) In this case, the Dental Board of Australia conducted an investigation after a patient notified the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), […]

What would happen if you can’t operate your business?

The threat of storms and fire are obvious threats to any business; however it’s often the seemingly harmless incidents which can severely affect a business’s operations. Events such as prolonged unforeseen power outages, burst water pipes or a sewage leak can all wreak havoc on your business. However, there are ways you can attempt to […]