What Is Dental Negligence?

Dental negligence is when dentists fail in their duty of care to you, leading to injury or making an existing condition worse. Any case where a dentist has performed poorly, negligently or inappropriately which results in avoidable harm being caused to a patient can lead to a dental negligence claim.

Types of Dental Claims

Dental negligence can come in a variety of forms. Below are some common examples, including but not limited to:

Missed or failed diagnosis
Extraction of the incorrect tooth/teeth
Failed radiology or imaging
Poor dentistry advice
Dentist carelessness

How To Prove Dental Negligence

In order to pursue a dental negligence claim there must be sufficient evidence of the negligence. Below are the 3 main things you need to prove in order to make a claim:

  1. Breach – You must show how the dentist breached their duty by falling below the required duty of care.
  2. Causation – This means proving that the dentist’s breach, caused you harm.
  3. Damages – You must show as a result of the dentist’s negligence care, you suffered harm.

How much does it cost?

We work on a NO win No fee basis. This means you only pay us if we win your case for you. There is no upfront or hidden costs, we are transparent with our process and pricing.

Our Simple Claims Process

Get in Touch
There are many ways you can get in touch with us to start your claim. You can call us, email us, or send us a message via our website.
Review Your Claim
Our expert team of solicitors will review your case and let you know if you have a claim.
Start Claim Process
We will then start acting on your behalf and send a letter of claim to the defendant to start the legal process.
Wait for Your Outcome
We will keep you informed on the progress of your claim and if successful let you know.

Dental Negligence Claim

Complete the form today to find out if you have a viable claim and if High Street Solicitors can help you, alternatively feel free to contact us on 0151 243 6700.

We will contact you as soon as possible