Here to guide, support and defend you throughout your career

Have you thought what it would be like if a complaint about you was made to the GDC? Or if a patient sued you for clinical negligence? What would you do if your career was at risk?

We have many years’ experience of successfully defending our members’ professional reputations.

Why you should choose the DDU

Get your dento-legal advice from dentists

Get expert advice from our team of dento-legal advisers. The DDU advisory helpline is answered by dentists with personal experience of the pressures and challenges you face in practice. Over 98% of calls are connected within 20 seconds, during normal working hours.

We listen when you need to be heard.

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

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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.

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Complete your application

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

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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.