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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.
10 September 2013
Dental professionals should pause for thought before they pull out a patient’s tooth, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) warns today.
13 August 2013
Dental professionals are facing a harsh dento-legal climate in which they are increasingly subject to criticism, according to the Dental Defence Union (DDU).
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.
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