Dental Malpractice Lawyer

Injuries caused by dental malpractice can be painful and traumatic. If you believe your dental health professional has breached their duty of care through negligence or intentionally wrongful acts, you may be eligible for compensation.

Any patient injury or wrongful death due to negligent dental work could constitute dental malpractice. To pursue a dental malpractice claim, you need to be able to prove that dental malpractice occurred and demonstrate the extent of your damages.

Understanding the complexities of the law to claim compensation can be overwhelming, which is where we come in. We can offer specialised advice and representation to help you succeed in obtaining fair compensation for your claim.


There are various situations where you may need the services of a dental malpractice lawyer. Dental professionals, including dentists, dental assistants, orthodontists, and oral surgeons, are expected to provide treatment with reasonable skill and care. Failure to deliver appropriate dental treatment can result in a breach of duty of care, potentially affecting a person’s dental and overall health. 

Common examples of dental negligence include:  

  • Surgical errors during procedures 
  • Damage caused to existing healthy teeth 
  • Lost or ruined implants/crowns 
  • Incorrect tooth removal 
  • Failure to investigate and properly diagnose symptoms for dental conditions 
  • Infections caused by dental incompetence 
  • Inadequate monitoring/checking of a patient’s dental condition 
  • Incorrect treatment/medication being prescribed for dental conditions 
  • Misread x-rays or other diagnostic imaging 
  • Lack of informed consent

Consulting with the experienced dental malpractice lawyers at Julian Johnson can assist in helping you achieve compensation for any of the following related to your claim: 

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Current and ongoing medical expenses 
  • Other compensations related to damages suffered 

Find out more about what is needed for a claim and how we can support you through the claims process. Our lawyers act on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ policy for negligence claims against dental professionals. 


You can have peace of mind in knowing our highly accredited team bring a wealth of specialist medical law experience and knowledge to every dental malpractice case. If you or a loved one has been harmed by dental malpractice and want to investigate a claim, contact us on (08) 6380 0700 or fill out the form below.

About Julian Johnson

Renowned as Perth’s leading medical negligence lawyer, Julian Johnson is the founder and principal of Julian Johnson Lawyers. He graduated in Law from the University of Western Australia in 1988 and became a partner at Ilbery Barblett and O’Dea, before establishing his own firm in 2001. Julian is dedicated to assisting those who have suffered from inadequate medical care. He is recognised as a leading national lawyer in medical negligence by Doyle’s Guide.

We understand that often deciding to investigate a claim is a very big first step to take. Most people are frightened of or at least apprehensive of the legal system, lawyers, or at the thought of ‘taking on’ a doctor, hospital or ‘the medical profession.’

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If you’d prefer we can even just send you an email answering your question (if it is simple enough!) or pointing you in the right direction.

If we think a claim is worth investigating, we’ll arrange to meet for a coffee and a chat.

If you want, go ahead and let us help you with the first step.

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