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24 October 2016
From 1 November 2016, the GDC is introducing several important reforms to its fitness to practise (FTP) procedures that are intended to make them less protracted and more proportionate.
24 March 2016
More dental professionals are seeking our advice about whether they can safely treat patients who weigh more than 20 stone, the limit for most standard dental chairs.
14 December 2015
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is warning members to be cautious when considering accepting gifts from a patient or professional contact this festive season.
18 May 2015
Following a recent GDC case involving a DDU hygienist and therapist member, the DDU has been asked to clarify the position regarding the remit of hygienists and therapists when carrying out soft tissue examinations.
20 August 2014
DDU members occasionally request advice if misleading information about them has been published or if they think they have been defamed.
11 July 2014
Google to review requests for removal of outdated private information
14 October 2013
Dental hygienists and therapists can now carry out treatments involving the administration of fluorides and local anaesthetics under a Patient Group Direction (PGD).
A Patient Group Direction (PGD) is a written instruction which allows listed healthcare professionals to sell, supply or administer named medicines in an identified clinical situation without the need for a written, patient-specific prescription from an approved prescriber.
23 April 2013
From the beginning of April, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Julie Mellor, will formally investigate all complaints about the NHS in England, provided the case falls within her remit.
17 April 2013
My practice partners and I have decided to make our own custom-made bite guards for patients. Do we need to register with the MHRA?