Press releases

DDU urges new government to reform healthcare regulation to boost morale

5 July 2024

New government should prioritise three key areas to support dental professionals.

Dental professionals want political parties to pledge support for their health and wellbeing

11 June 2024

Over 90% of dental professionals responding to our survey say they want political parties to pledge to support the health and wellbeing of the dental workforce.

Supervising provisionally registered dentists will increase workload and accountability, DDU says

20 May 2024

We have some misgivings about proposals from the Department of Health and Social Care.

DDU welcomes GDC plans to extend fitness to practise pilot

10 May 2024

A pilot to speed up initial inquiries made to assess fitness to practise cases has been extended.

Caroline Fryar, Anne Budenberg and Shruti Chopra
DDU appoints new professional services director and expands team

4 April 2024

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.