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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.

Dental professionals turn to DDU for reassurance in record numbers during pandemic

6 August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to record numbers of dental professionals seeking support and advice with dento-legal and membership queries, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.

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 makes enhanced online learning resources free to all

11 May 2020

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.