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Dental Medical Negligence

Dental Negligence Claims

A trip to the dentist can be a daunting experience for some people. The visit can be made worse if you have a bad experience because of substandard treatment. If you have been to a private or NHS dentist for treatment and something went wrong, then you may have a claim for dental negligence.

When to Make a Dental Medical Negligence Claim


Our Medical Negligence team are here for clients who have had:

  • Incorrect teeth removed
  • Negligent root canal treatment
  • Undiagnosed infections
  • Anaesthetic administered incorrectly
  • Damage to and removal of healthy teeth
  • Not appropriately referred for specialist treatment

Why Choose us for your Dental Medical Negligence Claim?


We will advise on the merits of every claim brought to us and regardless of its size, complexity or impact, we’ll give each one the care and attention it deserves.

We appreciate that worry about costs can be a barrier to getting professional help – don’t let it stop you. If we believe you have a claim, then we can potentially pursue it via one of a number of funding options or fee arrangements such as ‘no win, no fee’.

If you choose us to look after your dental medical negligence claim, we will look after you, as here at Howells we are committed to:

  • Earning the maximum possible compensation settlement for clients
  • Helping establish adequate ‘provision for life’ in terms of ongoing specialist care, housing, support, and welfare
  • Removing any fear, worry, or mystery about the legal process and communicating regularly, openly, and sensitively
  • Remaining a strong, staunch, and tireless advocate for your rights

Free Drop in Sessions for Dental Medical Negligence Claims


We run free drop in sessions for new Dental Negligence claim clients every week, with no appointment necessary:

  • Sheffield Office – Tuesday 10am – 4pm
  • Barnsley Office – Wednesday 10am – 4pm
  • Rotherham Office – Thursday 10am – 4pm

By telephone; We also hold free 30 minute telephone consultations – just call 0114 2496723 on Tuesday or Thursday 2pm – 5pm (for any office).

Dental Medical Negligence FAQs

How Long Does a Dental Negligence Claim Take?

The length of time a dental negligence claim may take will vary on a case-by-case basis. It usually takes between 1 and 2 years, however, in certain cases it can take longer than that.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Dental Negligence Claim?

You should make your claim for dental negligence within three years of the incident taking place. Occasionally, there are exceptions, but you should aim to make a claim as soon as possible.

Can You Sue an NHS Dentist?

Whether you’re an NHS or private dental patient, if your dentist was negligent, then you may be eligible to make a claim. If the dental treatment happened in an NHS hospital, the claim would be brought against the NHS.

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The Dental Negligence Claims team

Our Medical Negligence team, headed up by the highly-rated Michelle Gyte, is a specialist practice group driven hard by their belief that everyone is entitled to access to justice.

Professionally, this is a group of highly skilled, very diligent medical negligence lawyers who scrutinise every aspect of a claim, and represent their clients tirelessly. Very simply, they want to give people the best possible chance of continuing their lives with the requisite financial and medical support.

Personally, they are down to earth, friendly and approachable people whom you can talk to and confide in. They’ve seen most things and understand how these traumatic incidents can devastate lives, gauging the true cost of the physical, psychological and emotional damage sustained. They will listen and encourage and then use their technical skills to translate everything that they’ve heard and felt into positive action for you.


“You have made a very fortunate choice of legal representation who have done a fantastic job of persuading the Defendants to part with a large sum of money. I am certain that no legal team could have done better.” His Honour Judge Robinson, Medical Negligence Case, 2021 talking of the Howells team.

Chambers UK

The prestigious Chambers UK 2022 guide ranks the department highly and says Howells is a “noteworthy team offering a broad range of clinical negligence advice to clients, including related human rights claims. Further experience in claims concerning issues surrounding failures in hospital care, including severe birth injuries and delayed diagnoses. Also acts on spinal injury claims, amputations and fatal accidents. The department possesses significant experience in medical inquests.”

“They go the extra mile for the client and are highly efficient.”

Michele Gyte is named as a Star Associate in this area of law and that she is “A very good lawyer – technical, conscientious and hard-working.”

Legal 500

The Legal 500 2022 recommends Howells Clinical Negligence department, saying “Michelle Gyte directs the clinical negligence offering at Howells Solicitors. A specialist in birth injury and fatal accidents, she oversees a team notable for its expertise in niche areas such as prison healthcare, inquests and the interests of secondary victims. Notably the firm also covers matters arising from mental health care, purported violations of the Human Rights Act and supports families during inquests linked to the coronial process.”

Jenna Kisala is also named as a key lawyer in this field.