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To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

Postby south1 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:25 pm

I made a complaint to the NHS against my dentist about the quality of his work concerning my crown. My crown fell out and I have it put back by my dentist but it remained in place only two days.

The NHS replied to me asking me to fill a consent form and it told me that it will send my complaint to the dental practice and that I will receive a reply within 40 working days.

I would like to know what to do so that the NHS examine my teeth and my crown to prove that the work of my dentist was no good. Evidence is needed otherwise the dental practice could simply deny the accusation.

The issue is that if we wait 40 working days to examine my teeth and my crown the evidence on my teeth and my crown can disappear for example if my dentist did not put properly the glue on my teeth and my crown or put too much glue or too little. Moreover I will have to remain 40 working days without having my crown put back
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Re: To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

Postby atticus » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:27 pm

Ask?

Do you qualify for emergency treatment at a dental hospital?

I guess you do not have private health cover.
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Re: To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

Postby south1 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:45 pm

I have asked to the employee of the NHS who sent me the consent form but he did not reply to me
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Re: To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

Postby atticus » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:55 pm

Ask again. And again.

And read what I just added to my first reply.
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Re: To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

Postby south1 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:52 pm

I do not have private health cover

It is not a question of emergency I can live without my crown but a question of gathering evidence to prove that my dentist has not properly done his work so that I cam maybe be reimbursed the money I paid for the treatment

I need to know what is the law and if I can request within my complaint to the NHS to have my teeth and my crown examined to prove that the treatment was not good

I have already asked twice but without a reply
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Re: To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

Postby atticus » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:32 pm

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Re: To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

Postby south1 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:39 am

This is the website of a firm of solicitors specialised in dental claims. However at this stage I do not want yet to take legal action. Moreover I do not know if it will be worthwhile to hire a lawyer for a crown which cost me £235.I need to know if there is a law which can force the NHS to examine my teeth and my crown to collect evidence that my dentist did not do properly his work
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Re: To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

Postby atticus » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:03 pm

10 out of 10! It is a website of a firm of solicitors.

That website contains a page (to which I posted a link) giving information about complaints procedures: answers to your questions.

Horses may be led to water.
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Re: To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

Postby south1 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:22 pm

Yes it gives information about complaint procedures but the information I am looking is not in it i.e. whether there is a law which could force the NHS to examine my teeth and my crown to collect evidence that my dentist did not do properly his work
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Re: To have my teeth and my crown examined for evidence

Postby Millbrook2 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:11 pm

Did you go as a NHS patient or private?
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