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4 March 2019
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has revealed the five areas of dental treatment that lead to the most claims for compensation, with extractions being the commonest cause of claims.
28 February 2019
The Department of Health and Social Care’s proposal to mandate insurance as the only way of indemnifying healthcare professionals for clinical negligence claims is misconceived, says the Dental Defence Union (DDU).
17 December 2018
Dental professionals are being advised by the Dental Defence Union (DDU) to use plain English when communicating with patients and colleagues.
15 November 2018
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is happy to be one of 28 organisations which jointly developed the principles of complaints handling, announced by the GDC today.
6 November 2018
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has today launched their new app. The app is available for all members to download on their iPhone, iPad, Android phone and Android tablet via the Apple and Google app stores.
8 October 2018
The DDU has launched a new e-learning course to help dental professionals use social media ethically and effectively, without experiencing career-damaging pitfalls.
25 September 2018
It should be easy for patients who are unhappy about some aspect of their treatment to raise this with their treating dental professional or practice, the DDU said today.
3 September 2018
Some claimant's lawyers are still recovering legal costs that far exceed the compensation their clients receive in clinical negligence cases, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) explained today, as it called for further curbs to disproportionate costs.
9 August 2018
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) revealed it supported dental professional members with around 11,000 requests for advice and support in 2017, made up of over 3,000 new case files and 8,000 calls to its dento-legal advice line.
29 June 2018
Dental professionals are being advised by the Dental Defence Union (DDU) that they may be approached by patients wanting mercury amalgam fillings removed, following new rules which have just come into force to restrict the material’s use.