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We hope you enjoy these articles, many of which have been written by young dentists. Remember you can vote for your favourites and any budding writer can get involved and submit an article.

 
E-risks in dental practice communication

E-risks in dental practice communication

R U E-AWARE? It is not always appreciated that these new forms of communication are required to conform to the same professional...

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My year working in Maxillofacial surgery - was it worth it?

My year working in Maxillofacial surgery - was it worth it?

I’ve now returned to general dental practice after completing a year in max fax. But it was only after leaving I realised that during the course of the whole year, I hadn’t actually taken the time to reflect on why I wanted to do it and what I’d actually gained from it.

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A day in the life of a dento-legal adviser

A day in the life of a dento-legal adviser

Jane Merivale is one of 50 dento-legal advisers who work for Dental Protection.

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Stress. How you can overcome it

Stress. How you can overcome it

Tim Newton was a speaker at the 2012 YDC conference.
The Adult Dental Health Survey provides information on the common reasons for members of the public avoiding dental treatment...

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Five tips to aid your dental record keeping

Five tips to aid your dental record keeping

There is never a bad time to review the way that you keep records of dental patient treatment.

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing; looking back at DF1/VT

Hindsight is a wonderful thing; looking back at DF1/VT

So DF1/VT is over and my DF2/SHO begins. I wanted to share the thoughts I had during my first year as a qualified dentist, and hopefully give some advice I wish I had been given.

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The risks of taking your eye off the ball

The risks of taking your eye off the ball

It has been suggested that ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ and this is as true of the dental setting as of any other situation. The phenomenon can manifest itself in many different ways, of course, but the one thing that they have in common is the capacity to generate a real sense of shock in the clinical setting.

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Dental records as a tool for improvement

Dental records as a tool for improvement

In the Internet age, dental records have never been easier to create and share. Online you can find text, videos, digital images, sound files and every combination of these.

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Going into private dental practice

Going into private dental practice

There are many young practitioners who seem to think that working in private dentistry must be the equivalent of living in Utopia.

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