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The adaption and implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist for dental procedures

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  • Increases patient safety.

  • Discusses how the checklist mitigates human error.

  • Encourages team working.

  • Discusses governance and record keeping.

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Wright, S., Ucer, T. & Crofts, G. The adaption and implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist for dental procedures. Br Dent J 225, 727–729 (2018).

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