Press releases

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.

Majority of dental professionals believe that their stress and anxiety levels have increased

30 June 2020

68 per cent of dental professionals surveyed feel that their stress and anxiety levels have increased since the pandemic according to new research published by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

Survey reveals public support for NHS to be shielded from COVID-19 litigation

23 June 2020

The NHS could be overwhelmed by an avalanche of negligence claims over the next few years.

DDU appoints new head of claims handling to continue success in defending cases

15 June 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the parent company of the Dental Defence Union (DDU), has appointed David Pranklin as its new head of claims handling.

DDU calls for immunity for dental professionals from Covid-19 legal claims

27 April 2020

The Dental Defence Union (DDU), is calling for dental professionals to be spared the stress and anxiety of clinical negligence claims relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From the start the DDU reduced subscriptions for members affected by COVID-19

2 April 2020

From the start, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) has supported members whose work has reduced or stopped because of the COVID-19 outbreak with adjusted subscriptions, tailored to their individual needs.

Top five reasons for dental complaints revealed by DDU

16 March 2020

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has revealed the top five areas of practice which lead to the most complaints about dental treatment.

Review adverts for botulinum toxin to ensure compliance, advises DDU

14 January 2020

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is advising dental professionals to review their marketing and advertising materials to ensure they are ethically and legally compliant.