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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).

Few dental professionals report barriers to raising concerns - DDU survey finds

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.*

DDU issues advice on avoiding oral cancer misdiagnosis

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.

Most complaints arise from failure to meet patient expectations, says DDU

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.