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1 August 2013
Dental professionals are being advised by the Dental Defence Union (DDU) to ensure they clearly communicate with patients, introducing themselves, explaining what to expect from dental treatment and what the cost will be, in line with new ethical standards soon to be introduced.
25 April 2013
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has today launched a free employment advice helpline for dental practice principals. They will be able to get advice on all aspects of employment law by phoning the helpline, which is run in collaboration with Peninsula Business Services Ltd, a leading employment law and personnel consultancy.
23 April 2013
Hospital dentists need to be aware of what is required of them in their organisation’s compliance with the new contractual duty of candour, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today. The duty came into effect in all new contracts for provision of NHS healthcare from 1 April 2013.
5 April 2013
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) today issued advice to dental professionals to help them avoid complaints about dental fees, a common factor in many of the cases reported by DDU members.
12 February 2013
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is advising dental professionals thinking of storing their patient records on virtual servers that individual consent from patients may be needed.
4 January 2013
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has produced an online learning module to help dental professionals get to grips with the ethical dilemmas they face in their day-to-day practice, while earning CPD points.
21 December 2012
DDU advises dentists to know their limits when treating snoring patients
8 October 2012
The Dental Defence Union is advising dental professionals to brush up their communication skills to help avoid complaints.
26 September 2012
Dentists are being advised to discuss the risks of orthodontic treatment with their patients and to try to manage their expectations.
27 April 2012
A common allegation in complaints and claims is that the patient was not fully informed of the risks of treatment beforehand or given enough time to discuss their concerns. In the latest edition of the DDU Journal, dento-legal adviser Susan N’Jie discusses the importance of giving patients a 'cooling off period before proceeding with treatment.
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