Here to guide, support and defend you throughout your career

Last year I was unfortunate enough to receive a GDC complaint. Having only qualified a few months prior, the complaint was a huge shock for me and nearly led me to terminating my career.

The DDU really held my hand throughout the whole process, advising me on what to do, reassuring me, and helping me draft replies. Receiving the complaint so early on in my career, I was incredibly scared and had convinced myself that I must have done something wrong. The DDU supported me along the way and thankfully the case was closed a few months later with no repercussions.

Why you should choose the DDU

One member's story

When complaints arise, knowing the DDU is there to support you through the difficult times can make all the difference. Watch our real member story.

What are the benefits?

  • 24-hour dento-legal helpline.
  • Risk management guides, journals, videos, podcasts and webinars.
  • Free online CPD and member discounts on courses and books.
  • Help preparing responses to patient complaints.
  • Professional dental indemnity for claims.
  • Free associate contract checking and advice.
  • Indemnity for Good Samaritan acts worldwide.
  • Help to prepare your case for a disciplinary hearing.
  • Support during GDC fitness to practise investigations.
  • Round-the-clock media advice.

Two steps to becoming a member

Get a quote icon

Get a quote

Request a quote to find out how much your subscription will be. Within a few working days, we’ll email you an application pack, including your quote.

Apply icon

Complete your application

Once you’re happy to proceed, you’ll need to complete an application form.

Members said...

Frequently asked questions

How much does membership cost?

Our subscriptions are tailored depending on the type and amount of work you do. We can provide you with a quote based on your individual work circumstances. To get a quote, call our membership team on 0800 085 0614 or fill out our get a quote form and we will send you a personalised quote.

How long is membership for?

Membership is provided on an annual basis only.

I would like to discuss my membership face to face

Our team of DDU representatives are based throughout the UK. Find your local liaison manager here.

If I get in touch for advice will my subscription change?

Calls are confidential and will not affect your future subscriptions.

If you face an ethical or dento-legal issue, contact our team of dentists for expert advice on our 24 hour helpline on 0800 085 0614.

Does my membership include cover for other work I’ve not told you about?

No. Please call our membership team on 0800 085 0614 or email membership@theddu.com to tell us before your circumstances change.