Alison Large, Author at
Alison Large

Alison Large

Author at

Alison Large graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1999. After qualification she worked in general practice for over 10 years, initially in the north east of England before relocating to Oxfordshire. In 2006 she completed an MFGDP(UK) diploma, has been a vocational trainer and has provided mentoring. She joined the DDU in 2008 and currently combines her dentolegal adviser role with looking after her young family.
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Handling a GDC complaint

Knowing how to respond to a GDC complaint increases the chances of a positive outcome, says Alison Large. It’s the letter that every dental professional dreads – a notification that the General Dental Council (GDC) is launching an investigation against you. However, it’s good to remember that the vast majority of GDC cases do not … Continued

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Raising concerns about a colleague

If ever you are considering raising concerns about a colleague you should contact the DDU or your own dental defence organisation for advice and assistance in the first instance, highlights Alison Large. When you are starting out in your dental career it can be particularly daunting to question a colleague about treatment or behaviour which … Continued

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Misconceptions around dental fees

Alison Large explains how to reduce misunderstandings surrounding dental fees. Dental fees can often be a source of frustration for patients and consequently, a cause for many complaints. Common dental fee complaints include: a lack of clarity as to whether certain treatment items are available under NHS arrangements, being asked to pay privately for treatment … Continued

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Risks with referrals

Alison Large, dento-legal adviser at the DDU, advises on reducing the risks associated with the patient referral process. The making and receiving of patient referrals, for example to a colleague with greater or more relevant expertise or, the delegation of a task to an appropriately trained member of the dental team, is part and parcel … Continued

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