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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.

DDU issues dento-legal advice on Covid-19

20 March 2020

The Dental Defence Union today issued advice to dental professionals dealing with the unprecedented situation around the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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.

Dental professionals advised by DDU on risks of swallowed items

9 December 2019

Dental professionals are being reminded about the risks of patients swallowing or inhaling items.

DDU calls for GDC to be given powers to reform fitness to practise process

29 November 2019

The DDU responded to the publication of a GDC report.

DDU launches complaints e-learning course

8 October 2019

The DDU has today introduced a new members-only e-learning course to help dental professionals effectively manage and respond to patient complaints.

DDU advising more dental professionals on dealing with violent or aggressive patients

19 September 2019

The Dental Defence Union has seen an increase in dental professionals wanting advice or support on how to deal with violent or aggressive patients.

GDC plans on the right track, says DDU

31 July 2019

GDC plans to ensure patients are better signposted to the right place to make complaints, were welcomed today by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).