Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/576041
Title:
An instrument of two parts
Authors:
Willatt, Susan
Publisher:
Irish Dental Assocation (IDA)
Issue Date:
Aug-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/576041
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The most common dento-legal problem involving endodontic procedures is probably the broken instrument. ‘Fracture’ and ‘breakage’ are particularly emotive words and so phrases such as 'separated instrument' are preferable. While instrument separation is not itself automatically considered to be negligent practice, failure to recognise the complication and to advise the patient that it has occurred can seriously undermine any defence. It is absolutely essential that clinicians understand and adopt correct procedures as far as their instrument use is concerned. It makes good sense to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions with great care, and to inspect and discard instruments at the first sign of damage. This applies to all techniques, whether they involve rotary techniques or reciprocating-action handpieces.
Keywords:
DENTAL CARE; MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWillatt, Susanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T11:37:45Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-28T11:37:45Zen
dc.date.issued2015-08en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/576041en
dc.descriptionThe most common dento-legal problem involving endodontic procedures is probably the broken instrument. ‘Fracture’ and ‘breakage’ are particularly emotive words and so phrases such as 'separated instrument' are preferable. While instrument separation is not itself automatically considered to be negligent practice, failure to recognise the complication and to advise the patient that it has occurred can seriously undermine any defence. It is absolutely essential that clinicians understand and adopt correct procedures as far as their instrument use is concerned. It makes good sense to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions with great care, and to inspect and discard instruments at the first sign of damage. This applies to all techniques, whether they involve rotary techniques or reciprocating-action handpieces.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Dental Assocation (IDA)en
dc.subjectDENTAL CAREen
dc.subjectMEDICAL EQUIPMENTen
dc.titleAn instrument of two partsen
dc.typeArticleen
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