The advice in this section is for general guidance only.

If you need more specific advice you can call one of our dento-legal advisers on 0800 374 626. They are available between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and provide an on-call service for dento-legal emergencies or urgent queries 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Alternatively you can fill out our form and an adviser will respond.

Popular resources about Media

  • Dealing with the media

    In this podcast, Mark Phillips, a DDU dento-legal adviser, provides advice to members who find themselves in the media spotlight.

  • False allegation in the press

    A local paper has named my practice in a story about a patient who made serious allegations of poor treatment from her dentist. What should I do?

Show me everything on this topic

Latest updates and advice

  • DDU journal summer 2018

    Complaints are common, and it's vital to know how to handle them professionally and appropriately.

  • Dealing with Valentine's Day advances

    You probably wouldn't associate passionate feelings with the dental chair, but sometimes patients can misinterpret a dental professional's behaviour and try to turn a purely professional relationship into a romantic one.

See all latest updates