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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
30 June 2015
The Dental Defence Union has welcomed moves to make legal fees in clinical negligence cases more affordable and proportionate
22 June 2015
Claims against dental professionals for dental implants are on the rise, with a 41% increase for the period from 2009-2013 in comparison to the previous five years.
8 June 2015
A dental defence body is calling upon the health minister to make urgent legal reform which would allow the General Dental Council (GDC) to make essential changes to the current outdated Fitness to Practise (FTP) Procedures.
11 May 2015
With National Smile Month just around the corner, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) has published five top tips to help dental professionals ensure their events go without a hitch.
31 March 2015
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is warning dental professionals that they must ensure patients are aware of material risks and of any reasonable alternative treatments when obtaining consent, after a recent Supreme Court ruling.
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