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  • BUPA ANCILLARY RULES BUPA ANCILLARY RULES

    BUPA ANCILLARY RULES

BUPA ANCILLARY RULES

BUPA has sent correspondence recently, advising of changed terms for ancillary providers. This brief commentary addresses the effect of the terms and conditions. This […]
  • Confused about Consent? Confused about Consent?

    Confused about Consent?

Confused about Consent?

Towards a proper and robust consent process for dental practitioners. Consent in the days before the National Law was really an issue about […]
  • Was the regulator decision un-appealing ? (and what can you do about it?) Was the regulator decision un-appealing ? (and what can you do about it?)

    Was the regulator decision un-appealing ? (and what can you do about it?)

Was the regulator decision un-appealing ? (and what can you do about it?)

Decisions of the Health Boards or Councils can be reviewed or “appealed” generally within 28 days of being notified of the  decision of the Board or Council to the […]
  • (No) Thanks For Referring ? (No) Thanks For Referring ?

    (No) Thanks For Referring ?

(No) Thanks For Referring ?

It appears that some regulators are looking at websites without a complaint necessarily from a patient or another practitioner. Compliance with advertising guidelines is […]
  • 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.
  • 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, membership organisations 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, […]
  • 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, […]