Covid-19 – The Dento-Legal Legacy

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Date: Friday 2nd December 2022
Speaker(s): Shaam Shamsi
CPD Time: 1 hour
Duration: 1 hour
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This presentation will review the potential dento-legal challenges faced by dentists in the post-Covid world including the clinical and business impact and what effect this is likely to have from a dento-legal perspective. This will include an overview of complaints, claims, consent, ethical considerations, record keeping and patient communications and what lessons can be learned from the pandemic. The presentation will conclude with some thoughts on risk management in the present climate and in particular reflect on the latest issues experienced by colleagues facing Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable duty.

Learning objectives:

Delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of the Post-Covid dento-legal landscape
  • Be able to apply the principles of risk management in everyday practice
  • Understand the risks for practices associated with Vicarious liability and non-delegable duty
  • Appreciate how good communication minimises complaints

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcomes:

A – Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk

B – Effective management of self, and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients at all times; providing constructive leadership where appropriate

D – Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first

Shaam Shamsi BDS (Lond), LDS RCS (Eng), MFGDP RCS, PGCTLCP, FGDP Pg Cert Appr, Pg Cert BAIRD, Pg Dip Med Eths & Law


Shaam Shamsi qualified from the Royal London in 1994 and is the Clinical Director for Horizons Dental Centre in Staffordshire. He has an interest in cosmetic and Implant dentistry. As a former lecturer in the restorative department at Manchester Dental School teaching final year students, he continues to instill this ethos of learning with his students and course delegates.

Shaam has been involved with Dental Foundation Training since 2001, teaching and mentoring new graduates in practice. In 2008, he was appointed to the post of Training Programme Director in Midlands & East and is responsible for running the training schemes at Stafford County Hospital & Royal Stoke hospital.

His other roles include Specialist Advisor for the CQC, LDC Board member for North & South Staffordshire and senior examiner for Overseas Registration examination in London, Royal College of Surgeon’s LDS examination and the MFDS in Edinburgh.

In 2006, he acquired a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ethics and Law and has worked as a Clinical panelist for the GDC’s Dental Complaints Service. In December 2020, Shaam completed his 10 year appointment sitting as a panelist for the GDC’s Fitness to Practice procedures adjudicating matters on clinical and professional misconduct. In 2021, he recently set up with a colleague the first ever PG Cert in Dental Risk Mitigation to help mentor colleagues in the profession facing Fitness to practice allegations.

Shaam lectures nationally and internationally on Medico-Legal matters and in the last 8 years, he has been well known for his lecture on ‘Raising Medico-Legal Awareness in Implant Dentistry’ for many established organisations.

He was recently appointed on the Council for Medical Protection Society Advisory Board and presents the Risks Management workshops for Dental Protection Society. He also sits on Committee for Barts and the London Alumni.

Outside dentistry he is blessed with a wife and 3 children but also enjoys sport, photography, and is a keen traveler to different countries.

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