Dr. Tony Druttman is a specialist in endodontics and his rich experience in his field has given him particular skills in appreciating problems of diagnosis, treatment planning and case management often associated with teeth that require endodontic treatment. Tony is committed to continuing postgraduate specialist education and in addition to attending conferences in the UK and abroad, he has lectured in the UK and at international congresses on endodontics topics. He is currently a guest teacher in endodontics in the Department of Continuing Professional Development at the Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Healthcare Sciences.
Tony is a past president of the British Endodontic Society and is an active member of the European Society of Endodontology. He has been closely involved in the organisation of postgraduate meetings of both these Societies and is also a contributing author to 'Endodontic Practice', the leading specialist publication, and is a member of the Editorial Board.
'With the CQC requirement for periodic radiographic audit, it is important to have an easy and user friendly way of monitoring the quality of radiographs taken in dental practice. The X-ray QA radiographic audit is a very carefully thought out and well constructed programme that is easy to use. It not only satisfies the minimum requirements of CQC, but also gives a meaningful breakdown as to where improvements can be made. While it is not possible to score 100%, patterns of errors are easily identified and can be corrected. It helps clinicians to compare their radiographs against a benchmark and with the aid of Guides and Tools and the ability to contact Clark Dental with specific questions, they will be able to get better quality radiographs with more consistency. I thoroughly recommend this programme for all clinicians.'
Dr Anthony Druttman M.Sc., B.Ch.D.
Dr. Paul Cassar qualified from Guys Hospital, London in 1987, having previously completed a degree in Biology at Kings College. After qualifying Paul was a House Surgeon at Guys, a Senior House Surgeon at Orpington and Bromley Hospital. Paul then entered General practice in Havant and Portsmouth before taking over Grange Dental Surgery in 1993.
Paul is committed to continual investment in the practice equipment and has a most technically advanced surgery. Paul specialises in root canal therapy. He was one of the first general practitioners in the UK to own a Zeiss Microscope and has continued to use magnification to help all aspects of surgery. Paul has great enthusiasm for dentistry and is also very keen on cosmetic aspects of dentistry.
I have been using Schick Technology x ray sensors now for 15 years and doing regular audits has always been time consuming; until now. I was fortunate enough to be involved with the Xray QA quality assurance program which allows either continuous auditing of images or it can audit a specific set of images. With a little learning the program takes all of the hard work out of dental radiography audits and is a fantastic way of keeping up to date with all of the demands of running a modern surgery. Once completed the program produces a document report which is professional and complete. The support team are always very helpful if help is needed.
I will be using this audit tool to keep my surgery fully compliant in the least painful way possible!
Dr Paul Cassar BSc Biology, BDS (London).