Press releases

Coronavirus pandemic leads to increase in queries to DDU employment advice line

13 April 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant number of dentists contacting the Dental Defence Union's (DDU) free employment law advice line for support and advice on issues including staff grievances, personal conduct and sick leave.

DDU welcomes proposals to reform GDC fitness to practise process

26 March 2021

We welcome the publication of long-awaited government proposals to streamline the way healthcare professionals are regulated.

Top five reasons for dental complaints during the coronavirus pandemic revealed by DDU

18 March 2021

As the one year anniversary of the UK’s first lockdown approaches, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) has analysed the top five reasons for patients to raise complaints about pandemic dental practice.

Dental professionals feel it's harder to gain patient consent during a remote consultation

25 February 2021

More than half of dental professionals (52%) surveyed stated that it was more difficult to obtain consent during a remote consultation compared to a face-to-face consultation according to new research published by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

Dentists advised by the DDU to offer recall appointments on a case-by-case basis

8 February 2021

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has today issued advice stating that dental professionals should offer recall appointments on a case-by-case basis.

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

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.