According to a survey conducted by Dental Protection of 1,100 of its members, 89% are fearful of being sued by their patients. In addition, 74% of those who are concerned about being sued believe that the worry impacts on the way they practice.
Raj Rattan, dental director at Dental Protection said: ‘Dentists work in an increasingly challenging environment. It is worrying that three out of four full time general dental practitioners fear being sued by patients and understandably this will undoubtedly impact on the way they practise and add to already high stress levels.’
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