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Dental care professionals reminded to check their indemnity by DDU

27 May 2016

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is reminding dental care professionals that it is their responsibility to ensure they have access to indemnity in their own right or that appropriate arrangements are in place via their employer, as they renew their GDC registration.

DDU expands popular employment advice service for dentists

25 April 2016

Conduct issues are the number one reason for practice principals to ring the Dental Defence Union's (DDU's) employment advice helpline, the DDU explained today, as it expanded the service to further support dentists.

Hundred thousand pound dental compensation claims quadruple

11 April 2016

The number of claims against dental professionals exceeding one hundred thousand pounds in compensation and legal costs has quadrupled over the last decade, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.

Claims for root canal treatment increase, says DDU

26 January 2016

Dentists are being advised to recognise their technical limits when considering performing root canal treatment and to be prepared to refer patients if necessary.

New head of legal services at the MDU

7 January 2016

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has appointed a new head of legal services to oversee its team of solicitors.

Get on the patient's wavelength to avoid complaints - DDU advises

13 October 2015

Dental professionals should have an open and honest dialogue with patients about what can realistically be achieved by dental treatment to avoid mismatched expectations and resulting complaints, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.

New advice on raising concerns will reassure dental professionals about speaking out

30 September 2015

New advice on raising concerns aims to help guide dental professionals on what steps to take if they think patients or colleagues might be at risk, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.

All change at the top of the DDU

28 September 2015

Change is afoot at the Dental Defence Union (DDU), with both Rupert Hoppenbrouwers, head of the organisation, and his deputy, Bryan Harvey, set to step down at the end of this year.

Dental professionals under increasing complaints pressure turn to DDU in greater numbers

10 August 2015

It has never been easier for patients to make claims and complaints against healthcare professionals, leading to a deluge in cases and putting enormous stress on dental professionals, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.

Dento-legal climate worsening says DDU

7 July 2015

Dental professionals are facing a deluge of complaints and claims due to rising patient expectations and shortcomings with the current regulatory and legal structure, said the Dental Defence Union (DDU) today.

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