Debbie Herbst, Author at Dentistry.co.uk
Debbie Herbst

Debbie Herbst

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Debbie Herbst is a DDU dentolegal adviser. She qualified from the Royal Dental Hospital in 1985 and gained further qualifications in public health, and community dental health. She spent 22 years working in salaried dental services, latterly as a senior dental officer in dental public health.
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Top five reasons for dental claims: caries and fillings

Greta Barnes and Debbie Herbst from the DDU look at caries and fillings With around 6.8 million courses of treatment involving direct restorations in 2017/18, according to NHS statistics, it’s hardly surprising that issues surrounding the treatment of caries and provision of fillings is the third most common reason for Dental Defence Union (DDU) members to … Continued

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Why romance and restorations don’t mix

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, Debbie Herbst advises what to do if you become the focus of a patient’s affections. With the shops full of cards, flowers and heart balloons, there is no escaping the fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you embrace the prospect or simply want to hide until … Continued

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Dealing with a direct approach from the media

Debbie Herbst explores the impact of both off and online media channels. At the DDU, we frequently assist members who have been contacted by the media for comment about their treatment of patients. Sometimes, a dentist can even be ‘doorstepped’ by reporters or photographed following a matter that is investigated in a public forum, such … Continued

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