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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to make urgent legal reform which would allow the General Dental Council (GDC) to make essential changes to the current outdated Fitness to Practise (FTP) Procedures.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.
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.
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.
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