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John Shapter

Dental Specialist

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21st January 2015

See through!

John Shapter Dental Specialist

Following on from the recent blog on being frank and honest with patients, recent news articles have prompted the need...

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14th January 2015

Being Frank

John Shapter Dental Specialist

There is a growing use of the term ‘duty of Candour’ in professional practise, especially in relation to healthcare. The...

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12th January 2015

Walls have eyes!

John Shapter Dental Specialist

The news last year that 22,000 patients of a Nottinghamshire dentist had been contacted and offered testing for blood-borne diseases,...

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29th December 2014

Choices

John Shapter Dental Specialist

What resolution could we make to prevent complaints in 2015? In my other job, working with practitioners who have received complaints...

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22nd December 2014

Script or adlib

John Shapter Dental Specialist

We are very fortunate as general dental practitioners, if we have toothache – and many of us have – it’s...

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17th December 2014

The Elders

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I recently attended a memorial event for a good friend and colleague. This was a moving occasion, but was more...

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10th December 2014

Tiger’s eye

John Shapter Dental Specialist

The BBC today featured a story about a tiger needing dental treatment. The heading said: “A Harley Street dental surgeon stared...

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05th December 2014

Holiday Blues

John Shapter Dental Specialist

I can see the sea from where I’m blogging, somewhere exotic and enjoying a chilled drink in the last of...

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02nd December 2014

Just like the old days

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A long time ago, because I’m quite old, I remember getting an abscess on my arm after a minor cut....

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20th November 2014

The whole tooth, nothing but the tooth!

John Shapter Dental Specialist

Understanding the narrative, or `life story`, of a patient is way more important than we tend to credit to. We...

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