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07 Nov 2023

Be better prepared for the risks of running a practice


Dr Len D‘Cruz is the Head of BDA Indemnity, as well as an experienced clinician who runs a 7-surgery practice in London. He will be among the highly anticipated speakers in the Business Theatre at next year’s BDIA Dental Showcase, sharing his extensive expertise regarding principals’ legal responsibilities to their patients. Len shares what delegates can expect:

“Holding an NHS contract creates a vicarious liability for practice owners regarding the actions of self-employed dentists. All practices and/or limited companies that run practices have an additional duty of care to their patients, regardless of whether or not the principal has treated them. Furthermore, a recent GDC case about topping up fees has made the mixing of NHS and private treatment in England and Wales different, and dentists need to know how this relates to the way treatment options are communicated to patients.

“There are many changes impacting the profession right now and BDIA Dental Showcase is the best place to find out about these from a range of people who are experts in their fields. I hope delegates attending my session will gain further insight into some of the challenges practice owners face when running their practices and what they can do to mitigate the risks. They’ll also better understand the impact legal cases have had on the landscape of dentistry.”


BDIA Dental Showcase 2024

22nd-23rd March

ExCeL London

Registration open as of November 2023

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