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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
2 December 2013
Few dental professionals have faced barriers to raising concerns and the majority who had reported problems said the matter had been dealt with to their satisfaction, according to a recent Dental Defence Union (DDU) survey of members.*
12 November 2013
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is reminding dental professionals of the need to keep their skills and knowledge up to date to reduce the risk of delays in diagnosing oral cancer.
7 October 2013
Dental professionals are being advised to fully explore the expected outcomes and risks of a procedure with patients before beginning a course of treatment.
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