New toolkit to prevent wrong site dental extractions

A new toolkit for wrong site tooth extraction, aimed at all clinical dental teams involved in dental extractions, is now available.

Wrong site dental extraction is a 'Never Event', and the toolkit has been created as an NHS Local Safety Standard for Invasive Procedures (LocSSIPs) by a working group which included representation from FGDP(UK).

FGDP(UK) is also seeking the introduction of an independent, trustworthy and anonymous system for the reporting of all Significant Events in dental practice, including Never Events, to enable the profession to adapt its practice in response to the research and risk analysis such a resource would facilitate.

The toolkit is available here.