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17 December 2018
Dental professionals are being advised by the Dental Defence Union (DDU) to use plain English when communicating with patients and colleagues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 September 2018
Some claimant's lawyers are still recovering legal costs that far exceed the compensation their clients receive in clinical negligence cases, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) explained today, as it called for further curbs to disproportionate costs.
29 June 2018
Dental professionals are being advised by the Dental Defence Union (DDU) that they may be approached by patients wanting mercury amalgam fillings removed, following new rules which have just come into force to restrict the material’s use.
30 May 2018
Dental professionals have an important role in the well-being of patients’ who suffer from dementia, according to the Dental Defence Union (DDU), who release the latest edition of the DDU journal today.
28 March 2018
There should be clearer guidance for Coroners, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to prevent dentists being needlessly put through a gross negligence manslaughter investigation, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.
20 March 2018
A recent Court of Appeal judgment has criticised the fairness and scope of the former Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s procedure for investigating clinical complaints against healthcare professionals.