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
• 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’