Legal

Pandemic leads to increased use of DDU’s employment advice line

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant number of dentists contacting the Dental Defence Union's (DDU) free employment law advice line for support and advice on issues including staff...

A growing risk for dental services?

Jennifer Rhind looks at the problem of online defamation.

Dentists given “no jab, no job” policy warning

Dental practices that are pursuing a ‘no jab, no job’ policy for new employees are “entering untested territory”, according to a leading employment lawyer.

Uber ruling: Self-employed vs worker

Lee Muter explains what the recent Supreme Court ruling could mean for dental associates.

London worst affected by lockdown dentist closures

New data released by the NHS has revealed the impact of lockdown-enforced dentist closures in England, with patients in London worst affected as available appointments plummeted to 21 per cent less...

MDDUS extends free dental membership for students impacted by Covid-19

MDDUS has announced that it is extending free membership for dental students whose studies have been disrupted by Covid-19.

Dental professionals feel it is harder to gain patient consent during a remote consultation

According to new research published by the Dental Defence Union (DDU), more than half of dental professionals (52 per cent) stated that it was more difficult to obtain consent during a remote...

Dental Protection and Chairsyde announce partnership

Dental Protection has announced a new partnership with Chairsyde, a system which helps dental professionals consult with patients interactively.

Unum Dental offers goodwill gesture to policy members in recognition of lockdown appointment delays

Unum Dental is giving policy members an Amazon e-voucher in recognition that they could not access surgeries or use some of their policy benefits while dental practices were closed during the first...

Can you force staff to have the covid vaccination?

Sarah Buxton considers the legal issues surrounding vaccination.

Straightening out risks

Martin Foster discusses the medicolegal risks associated with orthodontics.

Dentists denied Covid-19 loss-of-earnings claim advised to check their insurance policy

The door has been opened for dental practices and other small businesses to make or resubmit an insurance claim for loss of income arising from Covid-19 restrictions last year. At an appeal hearing...