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Webinar: Clinical Record Keeping in Implant Dentistry

15 November 2021

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Presented by: Len D’Cruz with Shushil Dattani and Hannah Burrow
Host: Eimear O’Connell
Date: 15 November 2021
Time: 19:00

This presentation will review consent and reflect on some principles in relation to implants. It will look at record keeping requirements as well as understanding the concepts of clinical negligence. It will look at which investigations are now essential in implant treatments and the importance of communications with patients.


Len D’Cruz  BDS LDS LLM MFGDP DipFOd PGCert Med Ed FFFLM Cert Cii

Len D’Cruz qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1989 and did his vocational training at Whipps Cross. 

After an associateship in Hertfordshire he bought into his practice in Woodford Green as an expense sharing partner a year later and eventually took over the practice with his wife Anne who is also a dentist. He has done clinical assistantships in Restorative Dentistry and orthodontics.

Len has been a Foundation trainer/Education supervisor for the London Deanery for a number of years and the practice is a Gold BDA Good Practice Scheme member.

 It is now a seven surgery practice and the practice is also part of the NHS new contract pilots /prototypes since September 2011

Len was an Examiner for the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners for the MJDF exam and for the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE). He completed a Masters in Law at Cardiff in 2003 and the Certificate in Practice Appraisal from the FGDP in 2004.He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical education from the University of Westminster in 2009 and has completed his  FGDP Mentoring Certificate in 2012.He was a Director of the BDA (PEC member)  from 2015- 2019). He has recently completed the Certificate in insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CertCii)  

He currently splits his time between clinical general dental practice, and working with the BDA as Head of BDA Indemnity ,having worked at  Dental Protection Ltd for 21 years. He is a  Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire for the MA in Dental Law and Ethics. He is module  lecturer on the Advanced Minimally Invasive Dentistry MSc at Kings College. 

He has  published “Legal aspects of General Dental Practice” (Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone) and co-authored “Understanding NHS Dentistry” with Raj Rattan and Michael Watson. He writes and lectures regularly on dento-legal issues and has published chapters on medical legal aspects in widely read texts ( The Principles of Endodontics OUP , Odell’s Clinical Problem solving in Dentistry 4thEdition Elsevier 2020)

His hobbies include photography, reading fiction and non fiction and trying to keep fit . He has been awarded a Licentiateship from the Royal Photographic society (LRPS).

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