Press releases

Dr Caroline Fryar has been appointed as our new professional services director.

DDU highlights ConfiDental support service in latest journal

20 March 2024

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has today showcased the work of one of its members, John Lewis, trustee of the charity ConfiDental - a confidential signposting helpline available to dental professionals.

DDU highlights challenges in proposed changes to registration of overseas-qualified dentists

20 February 2024

We'll be responding to the government proposals on behalf of members.

DDU advises dental professionals to speak up about inappropriate patient behaviour

13 February 2024

A DDU survey found one in ten dental professionals had received a gift that raised concerns.

DDU calls for GDC to retain in-person hearings

25 January 2024

We responded to a GDC consultation on the format of hearings.

DDU concerned about GDC's continued failure to meet all the standards of good regulation

2 January 2024

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) says that to safeguard the health of dental professionals, the GDC must take concerted action to reduce the amount of time taken to process fitness to practise decisions.

Patients show appreciation with chocolates, flowers and home-grown veg, DDU survey reveals

21 December 2023

Our survey reveals the generosity of patients towards dental professionals.

Root out groundless complaints to restore faith in regulation, urges DDU

1 December 2023

We call for more focus on closing down complaints without merit.

DDU reminds dental professionals to be aware of dental charges in their area

13 November 2023

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is reminding dental professionals to be clear when communicating dental charges and fees to patients.

Cap to control legal costs in clinical negligence claims is important first step - DDU

18 September 2023

The government is capping disproportionate legal costs in lower value clinical negligence cases.