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50 ways to offend a patient

50 ways to offend a patient

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GDPR reviewed by @DentistGoneBadd

GDPR in Dentistry

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Dental Tales from the Mall online

Dental Tales from the Mall Online

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The Tale of a Dental Tyrant by @DentistGoneBadd

Safe air and fury

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Enhanced CPD by @DentistGoneBadd

Enhanced CPD

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Child Caries

Child Caries

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Marian Greally

Loving your humour!

...sometimes there is a very fine line between laughing and crying or perhaps you could cry with laughter? Brush-Baby is a prov... Read More
Monday, 29 January 2018 10:15
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Horrorscope 2018

Dental horrorscope 2018

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Learn the Lingo

Learn the Lingo

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Follow the ARF Money by @DentistGoneBadd

Follow the ARF Money

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The TRUE Dental meaning of Christmas by @DentistGoneBadd

The TRUE Dental meaning of Christmas

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CQC Latest Policies - In Pictures

CQC Policies in pictures

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Notes - Post It?

Notes - post it?

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12 Days by @DentistGoneBadd

The twelve days of Practice

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Perceptions

Dental Perceptions

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Dental Karma

Dental Karma

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GDPUK Latest News and Blogs - w/c 06-11

GDPUK Latest News and Blogs - w/c 06-11

 

Below you will find some of the top news and blogs posted on GDPUK, week commencing 6th November.

 

1. At LMC Conference, doctors will vote on GPs leaving the NHS https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/2771-gps-to-vote-on-leaving-nhs

2. BDIA takes initiative towards Brexit https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/2776-bdia-leads-initiative-on-brexit

3 .MPs debate child oral health https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/2778-mps-debate-child-oral-health

4. @DentistGoneBadd posts a serious blog https://www.gdpuk.com/news/bloggers/entry/2037-dentistry-is-not-immune-from-harbouring-sexual-abuse-we-must-be-vigilant-too

5. Portsmouth graduate wins student of the year award https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/2780-portsmouth-graduate-wins-student-of-the-year-award

6. Coca-Cola ‘threatened to cut investment’ over sugar tax https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/2779-coca-cola-threatened-to-cut-investment-over-sugar-tax

7. Enough is enough: BDA demolish case for ARF levels https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/2770-enough-is-enough-bda-demolish-case-for-arf-levels

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Dentistry Is Not Immune From Harbouring Sexual Abuse. We Must Be Vigilant Too.

Dentistry Is Not Immune From Harbouring Sexual Abuse. We Must Be Vigilant Too.

As a Brit, I was both ashamed and proud of the revelations coming out of Westminster this week - ashamed that a small number of our elected representatives could act in such a grubby and misogynistic manner, but also proud of the way that the whole decades-long business is being exposed and acted on in an open way, even if it has been fuelled and inspired by our free press.  There was something typically British and admirable in Sir Michael Fallon’s quick decision to resign from his post as defence minister, as opposed to my disdain for the USA’s Orang-Utan in Chief who has a considerable number of accusations of sexual assault outstanding against him and is a self-confessed and unashamed “pussy-grabber.”

It’s become obvious from the ubiquity of the ‘metoo’ hashtag (#metoo) 

this week, that few walks of work life are free from sexual innuendo, threats and frank abuse and I have been wondering at what point the medical and dental professions will stand accused of similar behaviour either in the present or the past.  What follows, has bothered me for years. There was nothing I could do about it at the time, and nothing I can do about it now, but I felt it was time to at least illuminate the fact that dentistry is not immune from the abuse of women.

I trained in the eighties in a fairly well-known dental school. There was a reasonably affable relationship between the students and lecturers – there were some lecturers who were frankly, evil bastards and there were some who treated you as sentient adults and although you wouldn’t go out for a pint with them, you would say “Good morning” to them in a corridor without ducking into the nearest toilet facility.

Some lecturers (and yes, it IS males) however, had a closer than affable relationship with female students and it is one that I need to focus on.  This married lecturer was a reader in restorative dentistry and was a phantom head instructor.  He always seemed to have a pally relationship with the female students and before long it was rumoured that he was having an extra-marital affair with a young student in the year below me.  The affair became quite open within the dental school and he would often turn up at finals nights and exam celebration nights at Med Club.  I didn’t follow that closely, the ins and outs of the relationship, but since it was so well-known, I assume that the dental school authorities turned a blind eye to it since the female hadn’t protested.

A few months after I qualified and left the dental school, friends of mine who were still at the dental school separately told me that the lecturer and been frequently ‘bothering’ a new and attractive dental student in a sexual manner, to the point where the young woman went to the head of the restorative department to report it. 

She was later called to the Professor of the department where she found herself confronted by the Prof and the lecturer in question with the threat that if she were to take her complaint any further, they would ensure that she would fail finals.

I was told a few months later, that the young woman managed to find herself  a place at another university and transferred.  She apparently took her complaint no further.

I believe the head of the department is long retired (or hopefully dead), but the lecturer in question has risen to the heights, is nationally known, and is in active charge of students.

I didn’t know the victim, or even if she would have wanted to have taken this incident further.  The fact that I didn’t?  I am ashamed. 

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Don Gibson

Abuse

Wow. Unbelievable. I noticed an attempted close relationship between one of our female students and one of the prosthetic techni... Read More
Monday, 13 November 2017 19:08
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OCT
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Personal Development Plan by @DentistGoneBadd

Personal Developent Plan

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Dental Body Language

Dental Body Language

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Fraud

Description goes Fraud - don`t be caught red handed.

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CPR Training by @DentistGoneBadd

Hoe to survive CPR Training

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Dental Software by @DentistGoneBadd

Dental Software

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Breaking the News

Breaking the News

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Complete Dentures for Dummys by @DentistGoneBadd

Complete Dentures by @DentistGoneBadd

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More Danger than Prosecco? by @DentistGoneBadd

Prosecco

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Being a Dental Nurse for Dummys

Being a Dental Nurse for Dummys

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Dental Confidence Survey by @DentistGoneBadd

Dental Confidence Survey

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Crowns for Dummys

Crowns for Dummys

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Evil Genius - a guide to not being sued.

A guide to not being sued

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Perio for Dummys

Periodontology for Dummys

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Diary of a Wimpy Dentist (2)

Diary of a Wimpy Dentist (2)

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Avoiding the Dental Police - for Dummys

Avoiding the Dental Police for Dummys

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Confusion

Confusion

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XLA for Dummys

Exodontia for Dummys

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Patient Leaflet by @DentistGoneBadd

Patient Leaflet by @DentistGoneBadd

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How to be a Patient

How to be a patient for Dummys

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Dental Body Language

Dental Body Language

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Ortho for Dummys

Orthodontics for Dummies

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Zany Principals

Bosses

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Endowontics made simple

Endodontics for Dummies

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Believe

Believe

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Dental Conspiracies

Dental Conspiracies by @DentistGoneBadd

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White fillings - - for Dummys

White Fillings - Theory & Practice

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Ask Auntie

Ask Auntie

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Labelling Patients

Labelling Patients

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Julia Easton

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Couldn't find these on SOE! My favourite in the days of paper notes was CPITN (complete pain in the neck)
Monday, 17 April 2017 08:41
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Final Exam MCQ by @DentistGoneBadd

Final Exam MCQ by @DentistGoneBadd

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Liar Liar

Liar Liar

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Dentistry - The Thief of Time

Getting Your Timing Right

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Dental Occupational Health Risks

Occupational health

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Train Your Dentist

Train Your Dentist

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Room 101

Room 101

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Dentist Stuff for Dummies

Everyfing

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Patientspotting

Patientspotting

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GDC- Time for change

The GDC - Time for change

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The Only Way is Ethics

The Only way is ethics (2)

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Crisis? What Crisis?

Crisis what crisis?

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Going Rogue

Going Rogue

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Dental Wishlist for 2017 by @DentistGoneBadd

2017 - A Dental Wishlist

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All I Want...

All I want for Christmas.

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Weasel words by @DentistGoneBadd

Weasel Words by @DentistGoneBadd

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Tweets

Don't Tweet & sniff the hand rub

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12 days

the 12 days of Christmas

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Update your team with mobile software by @DentistGoneBadd

If you could fix dental staff with mobile software

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Mysteries of The Prototypes Explained

The New Contract

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Unreasonable behaviour - dental students in the 80s

How did we survive without GDC guidance

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How The Other Half Live

How the other half lives

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Graham John Nichols

This is so true

An amusing blog except it is so true. I also work for a corporate and recognise the scenarios. I wonder how they get away with it.... Read More
Sunday, 06 November 2016 07:42
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Caring for the Dental Team

 If You Find An Injured Co-Worker, Ring 011 456 5674

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NHS Dental Stats made simple

Statistics

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Balancing Probability

Case Examiners

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Its OK, I'm listening

What we say, what the patient hears

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Those were the days

Fings ain't what they used to be.

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The CDO Speaks

The CDO Speaks

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Strike!

Strike!

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Dental Apps for your phone

Dental Apps for your phone

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Toothpaste is Dead

Toothpaste is dead

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Dental Drama

Dental Drama

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Holidays

Holidays

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The Art of Dentistry

The Art of Dentistry

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Homeopathy

Homeopathy

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The Mail

if the mail online produced your practice newsletters

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Denxit by @DentistGoneBadd

Denxit by @DentistGoneBadd

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Calm Down

Calm Down Dear

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Surviving

General Dental practice - The Survival Rules

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No Waffle

Sorry. The waffles are off.

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Risk Assessing your Dental Nurse

Risk Assessment

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Dental Research

Dental Research

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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Halitosis

Halitosis - Its not to be sniffed at.

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Dentists are Pussycats

Dentists are Pussycats

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Think Positive

Think Positive

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NHSexit

Should I stay or should I go now?

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Chas Lister

Brexit or Brinnit

Brilliant
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 06:20
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Scandal!

Scandal!

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Danger - Dentures About by @DentistGoneBadd

Danger - Dentures About

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Dental Innovations

Dental Innovations that didn't quite make it

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Sugar Tax

Sugar tax

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Sugar Tax + work in progress.....

Yes it was disappointing that Teeth weren't mentioned as a health/prevention benefit too. It's time to put the Mouth back in the ... Read More
Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:40
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Dental Stuff of the past

Dental Stuff

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Spot the Talent in the Dental Team

Dental Staff

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Ascent of Dentistry

The Ascent of Dentistry

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I Spy a Dentist

Types of Dentist

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You're not the boss of me!

You're not the boss of me!

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