RiskBites: Business Continuity Planning
This podcast outlines the importance of a business continuity plan and why you need one for your practice. With the ever-changing environment, particularly around a pandemic, none of us are immune to being subject to change. By having measures in place to safe guard your dental practice it provides peace of mind to you and your team about the role each person plays in handling a crisis. Learn about what a business continuity plan includes, who needs to oversee it, who decides to use it and where it should be stored.
26 Sep 2021
RiskBites: Record keeping – an arduous but vital task
Dr Annalene Weston and Dr Kiran Keshwara discuss the importance of keeping and maintaining detailed and accurate records.
29 Aug 2021
CaseMatters: You are negligent
In this episode of CaseMatters, Dr Annalene Weston will guide you through the case study ‘You are negligent’. The accusation of negligence is one often made, and is rarely based on an actual negligent act, but rather is the voicing of a patients perception of events or how you have made them feel. This podcast explores what makes a practitioner negligent and consequently whether any of the practitioners involved were actually negligent.
22 Aug 2021
CaseMatters: You didn't fix my bite
This case study explores the unfortunate series of events that followed an orthodontic treatment that did not go to plan. This resulted in stress for the patient, dentist and even reached AHPRA through a formal complaint. Hear from the people involved and find out the final outcome as well as what lessons can be learnt from this situation
1 Aug 2021
Most Popular Podcasts
RiskBites: Difficult conversations in difficult situations
Dealing with a difficult situation doesn’t always mean a conversation directly between you and a patient, it could be with their partner, parents or carers. In this episode of RiskBites Dr Annalene Weston and Ms Kristen Trafford Wiezel, Case Manager at Dental Protection explore what steps you can take to prepare yourself when dealing with a difficult conversation.
25 Jul 2021
RiskBites: Why it’s important to know a patient’s medical history
Good clinical information gathering allows for safe dental treatment – but how often should medical histories be taken? And what are the consequences if it is not done properly? In this episode of RiskBites Dr Mike Rutherford and Dr Annalene Weston discuss the three criterion to base the decision to review a patient and how the importance of keeping good records can help Dental Protection defend you against a patient complaint.
4 Jul 2021
CaseMatters: You have shortened my life
In this episode of Casematters, Dr Mike Rutherford and Dr Annalene Weston explore the cases where an allegation that the dental practitioner has missed oral cancer is made. Find out the potential legal and regulatory pathways that a matter like this would take, the likely outcomes and how they differ. In addition to this, hear about the impacts that this event has had on each person involved.
27 Jun 2021
RiskBites: Saying no to patients, Can we? Should we? And how do we do it?
Saying no to patients isn’t always easy, but in some instances, it can be necessary for the patient, and for you. In this episode of RiskBites Dr Annalene Weston and Dr Kiran Keshwara explore examples of when healthcare professionals have felt it necessary to refuse treatment. https://www.dentalprotection.org/australia/publications-resources/dentolegal-articles/articles/a-difficult-conversation-in-bariatrics_This episode is part of our podcast series, RiskBites, which provides short, bite-sized guidance around some of the key issues impacting the dental profession right now.
20 Jun 2021
RiskBites: Recording Consultations - Friend or Foe
In this episode of RiskBites, Dr Colm Harney and Dr Annalene Weston discuss recording consultations and why patients may feel recording consultations can be beneficial. _This episode is part of our podcast series, RiskBites, which provides short, bite-sized guidance around some of the key issues impacting the dental profession right now.
6 Jun 2021
CaseMatters: Why didn't you tell me?
Consent is one of the most important conversations that any clinician has with a patient. Regretfully, many practitioners will bypass the conversation, assuming knowledge. Sometimes they substitute the conversation with written documentation, but what if the patient is not a strong reader and is too embarrassed to tell you? This episode of CaseMatters explores consent in this context.
30 May 2021