Latest updates and advice

Advising patients about direct-to-consumer orthodontics

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Dental nurse indemnity - advice for dental professionals

23 December 2021

Dental nurses must have indemnity to practise, and will be asked to declare they have appropriate arrangements in place when they join the GDC register or renew their registration.

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'Tis the season to be jolly careful

16 December 2021

How would you respond to these festive dilemmas?

Coronavirus
Responding to members' concerns during the pandemic

19 November 2021

Since lockdown began, the profession has been faced with a torrent of new challenges and guidance and hundreds of DDU members have turned to our dento-legal helpline for help and support.

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Change in law on botulinum toxin and cosmetic fillers for under 18s

18 October 2021

Fillers and Botox cannot be administered to under 18s for cosmetic reasons in England.

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Making adjustments for patients who are obese

17 September 2021

The limit for most standard dental chairs is 20 stone, and allowances might need to be made to safely treat patients whose weight exceeds this.

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Royal recognition for DDU employee training programme

23 August 2021

The excellence of the Dental Defence Union’s employee training has been recognised by HRH the Princess Royal.

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Correcting misleading information in the media

16 August 2021

We can help if misleading information about you has been published or you think you have been defamed.

Coronavirus
Useful resources

21 July 2021

The position regarding COVID-19 continues to change. Our advice is to stay up to date with the latest guidance from relevant government departments and agencies. See below for links to some of the relevant websites across the four nations.

Safeguarding vulnerable patients
Safeguarding vulnerable patients

4 May 2021

Dento-legal adviser Sarah Ide explores how dental professionals can help safeguard vulnerable patients, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.