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When you need expert dento-legal support, we're here for you.
New membership benefit offering contract checking and advice service for associate agreements.
Learn more about periodontal disease.
Led and staffed by dentists with real life experience of the pressure you face.
Over 98% of calls to the DDU dento-legal helpline are connected straight to a dento-legal adviser during normal working hours.
In 2018, the DDU successfully defended 69% of claims without making a compensation payment to patients.
Insight into the challenges our members have faced and how we have assisted.
Get 2 hours of CPD. This course covers all aspects of effective complaints handling, so the whole practice team has the confidence to respond promptly and professionally. Free for members.
Associate contracts can vary hugely in their quality and content, so it's important for all parties to understand the principles involved.
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The DDU supported a member when they faced a claim alleging a failure to diagnose and treat periodontal disease in a young patient who had been attending the member's practice for two years.
Patients may give consent, but they may also refuse or restrict it.
Communication is a two-way process. Listening to patients and understanding their wishes and expectations is as important as talking to them about their care and treatment.
What you need to send the DDU if you've had a complaint made against you.
Patients and other members of the dental team can be a good source of feedback on the quality of dental care and treatment provided by the practice.