What is an example of malpractice in dentistry?
What is an example of malpractice in dentistry? improper extraction of teeth. failure to diagnose various conditions (e.g., TMJ, oral cancer) failure to properly treat complications of care (e.g., infection)
What is classed as dental negligence? While negligence usually indicates a person acted unreasonably, it can also encompass the failure to act when there is a duty to do so. Dental Negligence, therefore, is when a dental professional causes harm to a patient during a standard procedure.
How do you prove dental negligence? You’ll need to prove two things: ‘Breach of duty’ and ‘Causation’. Breach of duty is when you show that the treatment you received fell below the reasonable standard of care you would have expected to receive from a reasonably competent dentist in their field.
Can I sue my dentist? You can sue your dentist if they have failed to provide an acceptable standard of care. This usually occurs when their direct action or inaction has led you to suffer avoidable injury, harm or suffering.