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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.
8 April 2012
With the London 2012 Olympic Games just a little over three months away, the Dental Defence Union is reassuring members who have been selected to volunteer as part of the medical team at the games that they are covered by their professional indemnity policy of insurance for the work they are doing.
27 February 2012
The winner of the 35th annual BDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Programme Award was announced on 3rd February 2012 at a glittering awards ceremony at the Royal Horseguards Hotel.
30 January 2012
Data protection is a hot topic and the proposed changes to the existing legalisation by the European Commission look set to keep it that way for some time to come.
18 January 2012
We may be half way through January but if you’ve stalled with your resolutions to lose weight/get fit/reduce stress, the DDU suggests some more achievable goals to get your professional new year off to a good start:
31 October 2011
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is warning dental professionals to be wary of promoting their practice by offering discount vouchers on particular treatments as they may be inadvertently making themselves vulnerable to a complaint or even a GDC investigation.
10 October 2011
Dental professionals should be extra vigilant and take additional security measures to protect patient data when outside the standard practice setting, warns the Dental Defence Union (DDU), the specialist dental division of the MDU.
25 August 2011
In 2010, more than 85% of DDU members, assisted by in-house lawyers, avoided referral to a fitness to practise hearing in relation to a GDC complaint. This may be one reason why membership of the MDU (the DDU’s parent organisation) rose to 202,000 in 2011, for the first time in the organisation’s history.
18 May 2011
The Dental Defence Union (DDU), the specialist dental division of the MDU, has further expanded its team of dento-legal advisers who are on hand to help dental professional members with the dilemmas they face in day-to-day practice.
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