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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.
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.
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