Significant events

A system for documenting and learning from significant events in dental practice

The FGDP is seeking the introduction of a system of reporting for significant events in dentistry that is:

  • independent,
  • trustworthy, and
  • anonymous

We know, rather more anecdotally, that more significant events arise than are currently recorded.

Each is an opportunity to learn, for the benefit of patients. Each can contribute to the reflective development of clinicians and their practice.

Experience elsewhere has demonstrated the vital role that a robust anonymous reporting system can play; providing rich opportunity for the professional community to learn and adapt. The collated data from such a system provides a resource for research and risk analysis: advancing dental care.

FGDP(UK) is well placed to host such a system, and is actively consulting on its introduction. We welcome cooperation in its development.