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  • We are from the Government and We are here to Help…. We are from the Government and We are here to Help….

    We are from the Government and We are here to Help….

We are from the Government and We are here to Help….

Dentists who are the subject of notifications (outside NSW) may receive the first contact by telephone from an AHPRA officer rather than by email or letter. AHPRA is […]

  • Preparing for a Dental Council Inquiry Preparing for a Dental Council Inquiry

    Preparing for a Dental Council Inquiry

Preparing for a Dental Council Inquiry

Regularly, I am asked to attend a NSW Dental Council inquiry as an accompanying person with dentists who are the subject of the inquiry. The Council – […]

  • Really, is that it ? Really, is that it ?

    Really, is that it ?

Really, is that it ?

There are some dental member organisations that really do care about protecting and go all out for their dentists.

Sometimes, some indemnifiers and […]

  • Dental Board retires Guidelines on dental records 1/10/20. Dental Board retires Guidelines on dental records 1/10/20.

    Dental Board retires Guidelines on dental records 1/10/20.

Dental Board retires Guidelines on dental records 1/10/20.

The Guidelines on dental records were never the most helpful, and after publication and a promise  to review in three years, it has taken over nine years […]

  • Crisis Averted… Crisis Averted…

    Crisis Averted…

Crisis Averted…

This year, I have received many calls from dentists who have matters that need careful consideration of matters beyond the immediately obvious problem. Sometimes it’s patient complaints, […]

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  • Where to turn ? Where to turn ?

    Where to turn ?

Where to turn ?

Sometimes unfortunately where issues arise across multiple areas of practice – such as an engaged dentist who has a complaint that impacts on your practice across commercial, […]

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  • Do I have valid (informed) consent ? Do I have valid (informed) consent ?

    Do I have valid (informed) consent ?

Do I have valid (informed) consent ?

Every week, this issue comes up. I perhaps presciently wrote my law honours thesis on consent in 1998 (!). Its here to read if you are […]

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  • WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ?       If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck. WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ?       If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ? If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ? If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

Those who engage with dentists to perform dentist services in their practice generally need to consider whether they will be engaged pursuant to an Employment Agreement, an […]

  • SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ? SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ?

    SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ?

SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ?

Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet FCAFC 118

This was a decision on an appeal from both […]

  • Supervision II : When will it end ? Supervision II : When will it end ?

    Supervision II : When will it end ?

Supervision II : When will it end ?

Often supervision seems open-ended. Dentists and supervisors often do not understand that the supervision is not intended to be purely educative but is to satisfy the regulator […]