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Legal and ethical issues
Retaining and disposing of patient records
   1 h   towards your annual CPD requirement
CPD development outcome:  D
Author:  Eric Easson
First Upload:  23/03/2021
Professional interest(s):  Legal and ethical issues
Relevant For:
Dental therapist
Dental hygienist
Orthodontic therapist
Clinical dental technician
Dental nurse
Dental technician
Orthodontic nurse
Course details

Sometimes a complaint or clinical negligence claim can arise years after treatment. Consequently, Eric Easson, dentolegal adviser at the DDU, explains the importance of retaining and the secure storing of patient records.

Aims and objectives

The aim is to teach the reader the importance of retaining and secure storing patient records.

The reader will learn the reasons why retaining and storing patient records is vital.