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  • 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, some indemnifiers 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, […]
  • Do I have valid (informed) consent ? Do I have valid (informed) consent ?

    Do I have valid (informed) consent ?

Do I have valid (informed) consent ?

Every week, this issue comes up. I perhaps presciently wrote my law honours thesis on consent in 1998 (!). Its here to read if you are […]
  • WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ?       If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck. WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ?       If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ? If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ? If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

Those who engage with dentists to perform dentist services in their practice generally need to consider whether they will be engaged pursuant to an Employment Agreement, an […]
  • SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ? SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ?

    SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ?

SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ?

Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet FCAFC 118 This was a decision on an appeal from both […]
  • Supervision II : When will it end ? Supervision II : When will it end ?

    Supervision II : When will it end ?

Supervision II : When will it end ?

Often supervision seems open-ended. Dentists and supervisors often do not understand that the supervision is not intended to be purely educative but is to satisfy the regulator […]

SIGN OR ELSE (!)

Often I am asked to deal with contracts presented to dentists- as employees independent contractors or service and facility users. To review the […]