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Diagnosis of aggressive periodontitis

A DDU member faced a claim alleging a failure to diagnose and treat a patient’s periodontal disease.

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DDU journal summer 2019

With so much at stake for everyone involved, it's important for dental professionals to understand their individual responsibilities in the wake of an adverse incident.

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DDU journal spring 2019

They are the basis for effective patient care and have an important dento-legal purpose - but what makes good dental records?

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DDU journal winter 2018

Is your complaints procedure up to task? We examine why they are so important and explain what needs to be included for them to be effective.

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Reducing litigation risk when removing wisdom teeth

Keith Smith discusses some of the causes of negligence claims relating to wisdom tooth extraction.

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News

The DDU – on your side

John Makin, Head of the DDU, introduces a special guide explaining how the DDU will be on your side throughout your career.

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DDU journal summer 2018

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

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Avoidable delay in extraction

A patient's extraction was delayed because the practice had run out of the appropriate anaesthetic.

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Referral of oral carcinoma

Following guidelines and procedures around referrals can help dental professionals avoid complaints or claims

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