Aims & Objectives

• To look at what constitutes the essential components of dental record keeping

• To highlight the importance of well-organised dental records which will aid continuity of care and ensure good practice.

• To reduce the risk of harm to patients by ensuring all the relevant information has been recorded

• Contribute to clinical care and correct sequencing of treatment through effective record keeping.

• To highlight the importance of accurate and up-to-date dental records for both patient care and professional defence thus reducing the risk of receiving a complaint due to poor record keeping

Learning Outcomes

• To understand the importance of good clinical record keeping

• To recognise the Legislation behind record keeping

• To be able to Quality Assure our Record Keeping requirements through a process of effective audit

• To be able to produce dental records efficiently and in sufficient detail

• Avoiding the common pitfalls encountered in record keeping

• To recognise ‘Good Records lead to a Good Defence, Poor records lead to a Poor Defence’

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