Press releases

DDU launches free associate contract advice service

5 June 2019

Dental professionals concerned about contracts are being offered a free associate contract checking and advice service as part of their Dental Defence Union membership.

DDU publishes advertising wisdom tips for dental professionals

9 May 2019

Dental professionals are being given advice on how to ethically sell themselves in the latest issue of the DDU journal.

DDU welcomes ombudsman's pledge for increased consistency

22 March 2019

The DDU hopes that a PHSO review of the use of clinical advice in complaints will lead to a more consistent and clear approach.

DDU reveals top five reasons for dental claims

4 March 2019

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has revealed the five areas of dental treatment that lead to the most claims for compensation, with extractions being the commonest cause of claims.

DDU says of indemnity consultation: If it ain't broke don't fix it

28 February 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care’s proposal to mandate insurance as the only way of indemnifying healthcare professionals for clinical negligence claims is misconceived, says the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

Use plain English to avoid confusing patients, DDU advises dental professionals

17 December 2018

Dental professionals are being advised by the Dental Defence Union (DDU) to use plain English when communicating with patients and colleagues.

DDU welcomes complaints handling principles

15 November 2018

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is happy to be one of 28 organisations which jointly developed the principles of complaints handling, announced by the GDC today.

DDU launches new member app

6 November 2018

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has today launched their new app. The app is available for all members to download on their iPhone, iPad, Android phone and Android tablet via the Apple and Google app stores.

DDU introduces social media e-learning course

8 October 2018

The DDU has launched a new e-learning course to help dental professionals use social media ethically and effectively, without experiencing career-damaging pitfalls.

Make complaining easy for patients, advises DDU

25 September 2018

It should be easy for patients who are unhappy about some aspect of their treatment to raise this with their treating dental professional or practice, the DDU said today.