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DDU offers top tips on promoting your practice event

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.

Dental professionals must warn patients about material risks, DDU advises

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.

DDU welcomes call for improvements to Ombudsman's complaint investigations

26 March 2015

The DDU said today that improving the way the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman investigates clinical complaints will benefit patients and dental professionals.

Dental professionals should not fund PSA

2 December 2014

Dental professionals should not fund the Professional Standards Authority through annual registration fees paid to the General Dental Council (GDC), the Dental Defence Union (DDU) has said.

Surge in claims against dental professionals following legal reforms

12 August 2014

Legal reforms aimed at reducing high claimant's legal costs have lead to an increase in claims against dental professionals, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) explained today.

DDU advises dental professionals on right to be forgotten online

16 July 2014

Dental professionals who have found themselves the subject of online criticism have asked the Dental Defence Union (DDU) for advice on the implications of the recent European court ruling on the right to be forgotten online.

DDU pays out £2.8 million to compensate patients with gum disease

1 April 2014

Dental professionals are being advised of the importance of monitoring their patients' gum health at each check-up to prevent delays in diagnosing periodontal (gum) disease.

Dental professionals advised to avoid reassuring patients about fee exemptions

24 March 2014

Dental practices should ask patients who are exempt from NHS charges for written proof and avoid advising patients applying for an exemption about their entitlement to free treatment.

Dental professionals advised to be on their guard against Valentine advances

10 February 2014

Dental professionals are being advised to maintain clear professional boundaries to avoid becoming the target of patient's Valentine's advances, by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

Dental professionals advised to be on their guard against Valentine's advances

10 February 2014

Dental professionals are being advised to maintain clear professional boundaries to avoid becoming the target of patient's Valentine's advances, by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).