Article: Volume 41 Number 2 Page 161 - March 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 161-166

Dento-legal Aspects of Dentistry:  Aspects of Dento/Medico-Legal Report Writing

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Abstract: This paper offers some guidance on aspects of dento/medico-legal report writing, citing anonymized examples from the author’s caseload for clarification of the points made, and also serves to illustrate that sometimes not everything is as straightforward as it may initially appear. It provides reference to the current Civil Procedure Rules in England and Wales and its relevance in report writing.

Clinical relevance: To provide guidance on aspects of dento/medico-legal report writing.

Author notes: Geoff D Wood, BDS, MSc, FDS RCPS, MDS, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Holmwood Drive, Thingwall, Merseyside CH61 1AU, UK.

Objective: To provide guidance on aspects of dento/medico-legal report writing.

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