Press releases

Dental professionals feel that patients have been understanding of changes during the pandemic

6 January 2021

The majority (95%) of dental professionals surveyed stated that patients have been understanding of the changes made during the pandemic, according to new research published by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

DDU welcomes fairer system for dealing with GDC concerns in Scotland

21 December 2020

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has welcomed a new system for dealing with low level concerns about dental professionals in Scotland.

DDU says pandemic difficulties not dental professionals' fault - responding to Healthwatch report

10 December 2020

Dental professionals are providing high quality care in difficult circumstances

DDU launches free Situation Judgement Test e-learning course for student members

6 October 2020

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has today launched its online DF1Success course to support our student dental members taking the Situation Judgement Test (SJT) this November.

Dentists advised by the DDU to be mindful of signs and symptoms of oral cancer

9 September 2020

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is advising dentists to be aware of the signs of oral cancer in an article featured in the latest edition of the DDU journal which is published today.

Top associate contract concerns revealed by the DDU

13 August 2020

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has revealed the most common areas of concern that members face when negotiating a new contract.

Dental professionals turn to DDU for reassurance in record numbers during pandemic

6 August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to record numbers of dental professionals seeking support and advice with dento-legal and membership queries, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.

DDU launches new employee wellbeing helpline for dental members

21 July 2020

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is supporting its dental members as they prepare to return to work with the introduction of its new, free, employee assistance helpline.

DDU working to minimise impact of investigations during pandemic

15 July 2020

The burden of investigations on dental professionals needs to be minimised as complaints processes and other dento-legal investigations resume.

DDU makes it easier for dental professionals to manage their membership online

9 July 2020

Members can now prove their membership status to an employer via the DDU app.