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Conducting virtual meetings during the pandemic

Alison Large, dento-legal adviser at the DDU, discusses what to do if you are asked to attend a virtual meeting during the pandemic.

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Reflecting on 2020

John Makin, head of the Dental Defence Union, reflects on how we can still learn important lessons from a difficult 2020.

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COVID-19 Q&A

Deputy head of the DDU Leo Briggs and dento-legal advisers Alison Large and Sarah Ide respond to questions raised in our COVID-19 webinar.

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Guide

Asking patients about drinking and smoking habits

Asking patients if they drink or smoke often forms an important part of a consultation and treatment plan but may feel intrusive.

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Guide

Dangers of autonotes in electronic records

Using autonotes to record information in a patient's records can lead to an inaccurate account of the appointment.

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Basic and immediate life support training for dental professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the course of the year, there has been an abundance of new challenges and guidance for the profession to deal with, putting a strain on many dental professionals and practices.

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Good communication with patients

The importance of good communication with patients and how it can help prevent a complaint.

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DDU indemnity during the COVID-19 NHS vaccination programme

The implementation of the COVID-19 NHS vaccination programme is extremely topical at the moment with media reports stating that the vaccination could be rolled out as soon as early December.

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Podcast and video

Ethics in practice – COVID-19 update

Deputy head of the DDU, Leo Briggs, talks about the dento-legal implications of working during a pandemic.

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Coronavirus: dento-legal update

The position regarding COVID-19 is changing very rapidly. DDU advice is to stay up to date with guidance from relevant government departments and agencies.

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