Dental Anatomy and Dental Negligence

Dental Anatomy and Dental Negligence

Dental Anatomy and Dental Negligence Course Details

This essential and popular conference is guaranteed to further your knowledge on dental anatomy, periodontics and dental negligence for your caseload, helping your represent your clients and patients more effectively. Leading experts will cover all key areas and provide a thorough insight into consent, dental anatomy and neurology, dental negligence and periodontics. This will also include medico-legal issues in dentistry, consent and quantum. This is the essential course for dentists, dental students and dental hygiene students, barristers and solicitors and those new to the specialist field of clinical negligence. The event is especially suitable for trainee and newly qualified solicitors, paralegals, legal executives and medico-legal advisors, and will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to develop a career in clinical negligence law.

8:30 – 9am             Registration & welcome

9 – 9:30                  Informed Consent Dr Victoria Handley, Director, Handley Law Ltd

Consent law and ethics. In light of the Montgomery decision, how can informed consent be improved?


9:30 – 10:30           Introduction to Dental Anatomy Claire Tierney Anatomist, Liverpool University

An overview of dental anatomy and physiology and the impact of dental neurology.

Understanding how the teeth and the jaws relate to other parts of the head and neck.

The shape and movement of the jaw bones and the position of nerves and blood vessels that supply them

10:30 – 10:45         Refreshments

10:45 – 12:00         Periodontal Philip Greene – BDS, FDSRCPS, CUEW, JP Specialist in Periodontics

The most common claims involving the delay or failure to diagnose and/or treat periondal disease include the following:

  • Delay or failure to recognise the visual signs of gingivitis
  • Delay or failure to explain the diagnosis of gingivitis or give preventive care and/or advice
  • Delay or failure to investigate any reported symptoms of periodontal disease
  • Failure to take x-rays/to take clear and clinically beneficial x-rays
  • Failure to adequately review any x-rays taken
  • Failure to recognise the radiographic signs of periodontal disease
  • Delay or failure to explain the diagnosis of periodontal disease or give preventive care and/or advice
  • Delay or failure to refer for professional help with oral hygiene
  • Delay or failure to refer to a specialist
  • Over-reliance on antibiotics to treat recurrent periodontal infections without any active intervention
  • Failure to monitor areas of periodontal disease


12:00 – 1pm           Dental Negligence Andrew Pickering, Barrister, Atlantic Chambers

  • Liability of dental practitioners – liability in contract, trespass to the person
  • Liability in negligence – standards of care
  • Acting in accordance with general and approved practice
  • Causation – In what circumstances can the Claimant recover in full?
  • Cosmetic dentistry – veneers and implants
  • Treatment of the TMJ – A controversial area of dentistry
  • Quantum
  • The measure of damages
  • Damages to younger claimants
  • Limitation – Limitation Act 1980

1pm                       Closing remarks


Venue: Blackburne House, Blackburne Place, Liverpool L8 7PE.                                       Tickets £200

For more information call Handley Law on 0800 470 2009



Where Are We

Blackburne House Blackburne Place Liverpool L8 7PE

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