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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Don’t be a ‘golden goose’

Neel Kothari is unconvinced by the CQC’s explanation for its fee rise for the dental sector and suggests industry leaders should challenge it The news that Care Quality Commission (CQC) fees for the dental sector are to rise by 13% has been met with dismay by industry heads, with dental leaders uniting to overwhelmingly condemn … Continued

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Is the CQC in breach of its own guidance?

The dental profession needs to robustly challenge the CQC for its fee rise rather than just be seen as a ‘golden goose’, Neel Kothari says. The recent news that Care Quality Commission (CQC) fees for the dental sector are to rise by 13% has been met with dismay by industry leaders with dental leaders uniting to overwhelmingly condemn … Continued

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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