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Dento-legal issues

* If booking for two or more people, please use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking, or call us on 020 7563 4590


Wednesday 11 March 2020


Green Park Conference Centre

100 Longwater Avenue Green Park, Reading, Berkshire RG2 6GP


18:30 Registration and refreshments

18:45 Buffet served

19:15 LDC AGM

19:30 Start of lecture

21:30 End of event

Branch / SectionReading Section
CPD2 hours

BDA members - £35

Foundation dentists * - £35

Undergraduate students * - £35

Dental care professionals - £35

Non-member dentists - £40

Booking and payment must be made in advance.

* If you are a non-member Foundation dentist or a non-member undergraduate student, please use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version), or call the Events team on 020 7563 4590, as you will not be able to book the special rate online.


This evening presentation reviews some important dento-legal issues that currently challenge dentists in their everyday practice.

Learning objectives
  • Recognise the dento-legal issues that face them in practice
  • Reflect on how record keeping can support their clinic practice
  • Understand how clinical disciplines present dento-legal risks
  • Reflect on complaint management.
Learning content

The lecture will cover record keeping, consent, some complaints handling issues as well as reviewing issue such as perio and how it is risk managed.

Development outcomesA and D

Len D'Cruz - photo.jpg

Len D'Cruz

Len D’Cruz qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1989 and did his vocational training at Whipps Cross. After an associateship in Hertfordshire he bought into his practice in Woodford Green as an expense sharing partner a year later and eventually took over the practice with his wife Anne who is also a dentist. He has done clinical assistantships in restorative dentistry and orthodontics.

Len has been a vocational trainer for the London Deanery for a number of years and the practice is Denplan accredited and is also a Gold BDA Good Practice Scheme member. It is now a seven surgery practice and the practice is also part of the NHS new contract pilots /prototypes since September 2011.

Len was an Examiner for the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners for the MJDF exam and for the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE). He completed a Masters in Law at Cardiff in 2003 and the Certificate in Practice Appraisal from the FGDP in 2004. He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical education from the University of Westminster in 2009 and has completed his FGDP Mentoring Certificate in 2012. He was a Director of the BDA (PEC member) from 2015- 2019).

He currently splits his time between clinical general dental practice, and working with the BDA as a Senior Dento-legal advisor having worked at Dental Protection Ltd for 21 years. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire for the MA in Dental Law and Ethics. He is also a Dental Postgraduate tutor for Health Education East of England. He has published “Legal aspects of General Dental Practice” (Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone)
and co-authored “Understanding NHS Dentistry” with Raj Rattan and Michael Watson. He writes and lectures regularly on dento-legal issues.

His hobbies include photography, reading fiction and non fiction and trying to keep fit a the gym. He has been awarded a Licentiateship from the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS).

How to book / enquiries

Three ways to book:

Online - individual bookings only

Login to the BDA website first.

Then use the pink 'Register' button at the top right of this page.

Please note: If you have a GDC number you can use the online system. You do not need to be a BDA member.

If you do not already have a BDA website username and password, fill in the form and we'll set you up with a username and temporary password.

If booking online, please email us any dietary requirements.


By booking form - email / post

If you prefer to use a booking form, you are without a GDC number, you wish to make a multiple booking, or you have difficulties using the online system, use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking.


By telephone 

Call the Events team on 020 7563 4590 to book over the phone (open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00).

For registration queries email us at

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