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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.
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).
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