Entries by Kathy Dellar

Implants – What’s done is done

“What’s done is done.” (Macbeth) encapsulates that critical aspect of Dental Implant Surgery: it’s not reversible without consequences. This leads us to consider the precautionary steps needed by every dental practitioner prior to surgically placing dental implants. Presenting Case A 56 year old female patient presents to you for the first time on recommendation from […]

Advertising: A timely reminder

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) Advertising compliance has been on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s radar recently, with Meridian Lawyers assisting a number of health practitioners, including dental practitioners, in relation […]

Managing patient expectations

Listen or download (mp3) the audio reading of this article, brought to you by Guild Insurance Listen via Youtube or Audio Player It’s well recognised that patients don’t necessarily complain simply based on their clinical outcome. Most dentists will have heard of or seen situations where a patient has experienced an outcome which wasn’t ideal […]

Acknowledging and dealing with adverse outcomes

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) Dentists need to acknowledge that adverse outcomes are an unfortunate, yet very real, aspect of dentistry. Whilst dentists may do all they can to avoid these outcomes, […]