DDU makes enhanced online learning resources free to all

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has made its online learning modules free to all dental professionals to provide enhanced support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The DDU's suite of online learning resources covers areas such as dental complaints, ethics and law and professional use of social media. Each course allows clinicians to obtain between one and five hours of verifiable CPD. A dentist who previously completed a course commented that it was an: 'Excellent summary stating all the facts and what to consider.'

In addition, members' COVID-19-related queries such as what to do if a patient complains about a cancelled appointment and what to consider during remote consultations are being addressed in videos and articles at the.ddu.com/coronavirus.

The DDU's partner organisation, employment law specialist Peninsula, has also recorded a webinar with advice on furloughing staff during the pandemic.

John Makin, head of the DDU said:

"The pandemic has turned dental practice on its head and dental professionals have responded to the new challenges with tremendous courage and adaptability.

"To ensure clinicians are kept up to date with the latest dento-legal information and can continue to obtain required levels of CPD, we've made our online learning modules free for everyone. Previously courses were only accessible to DDU members.

"For our part, our team of dento-legal experts are analysing the latest information to ensure colleagues can access expert advice at their fingertips. We hope the resources will help dental professionals navigate the dento-legal challenges that lie ahead."

This page was correct at publication on 11/05/2020. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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