Neel Kothari, Author at Dentistry.co.uk
Neel Kothari

Neel Kothari

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Neel Kothari is a general dental practitioner with a special interest in implant dentistry. Neel works in Cambridge and has written a number of articles in support of the profession during the very turbulent past few years.
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What is appropriate (indemnity) cover?

Current inquiries into indemnity cover may have far-reaching effects on dental indemnity, Neel Kothari says. Recently NHS England informed dentists of a contract variation to the NHS dental contract. Variations are needed from time to time to keep up with matters like legislative changes, but these documents tend to be a laborious read and are often … Continued

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The amalgam quandary

Could the phasing out of amalgam force some dentists into ‘unethically’ claiming more UDAs, Neel Kothari questions. For years NHS dentistry has been founded on the principle that patients should be afforded functional restorations and that taxpayers ought not to contribute towards cosmetic enhancements. Like all rules this is frequently broken, but the standard bearer … Continued

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Are single-use dental items a burden on the environment?

The dental industry needs to ask itself whether it’s time to stop using single-use plastics, Neel Kothari says. For some time now, the dental profession has tacitly accepted that single-use plastic items are superior to their reusable counterparts, despite the logical inconsistency that at the point of use, reusable and autoclavable items have been through … Continued

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Why we ought to consider ‘employment’ status for some dental associates

Dentists should be involved in the argument over the employment status of associates, Neel Kothari says. By now some of you may be aware of reports that HMRC has recently written to several dental associates indicating that they are reviewing their employment status. The initial responses from dental associations and accountancy groups has been one of … Continued

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Should we split claims to maximise UDAs?

The current ambiguous NHS system leaves ethically-minded dentists carrying the burden, Neel Kothari argues. One of the most debated topics in NHS dentistry is exactly what’s included within NHS dentistry. Unfortunately, getting dentists to agree about how a legally ambiguous system should be interpreted is an unlikely prospect, leading many to treatment plan out of … Continued