General Dentistry

What happens to your dental records when you die? When a patient dies, the dentists’ duty of confidentiality remains in place. Their requirements to manage the deceased patients’ medical records remain in place, including their duty to not reveal confidential information without the correct legal authorisation. But there are circumstances where family members and other parties want or...

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A dental dam, also called a rubber dam, is a thin square sheet of plastic that is used to isolate the tooth that is being operated on from the rest of your mouth and lips. Its main purpose is to keep the tooth dry whilst being treated, by preventing saliva or blood from interfering with the dental work, which reduces...

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