Legal

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...

Choosing the right indemnity for you

Diane Rochford discusses the options available to hygienists and therapists.

Supreme Court supports small firms over business interruption insurance claims

January 15, 2021 saw the Supreme Court back many small firms including dental practices over business interruption insurance claims, reports the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants...

Dental Protection and BADT announce partnership

Dental Protection and the British Association of Dental Therapists have announced a partnership, including a 15 per cent discount for BADT members on their Dental Protection subscription.

Majority of dental professionals feel that patients have been understanding of changes during the pandemic

The majority (95 per cent) of dental professionals surveyed stated that patients have been understanding of the changes that have been made during the pandemic, according to new research published by...

DDU welcomes fairer system for dealing with GDC concerns in Scotland

The DDU has welcomed a new system for dealing with low-level concerns about dental professionals in Scotland.

Dental Protection responds to Healthwatch report on dentistry during Covid-19

Dental Protection has defended dentists following the publication of a new Healthwatch report on dentistry and the impact of Covid-19.

Dental Protection and College of General Dentistry announce partnership

Dental Protection and the College of General Dentistry have announced the establishment of a partnership which includes a discount on Dental Protection subscription fees for members of the college.

MDDUS advice to dental members in England following confirmation of a second lockdown

MDDUS welcomes the clear advice provided by Sara Hurley, the chief dental officer for England, and the OCDO that the national lockdown in England announced by the prime minister at the weekend (and...

DDU launches free Situation Judgement Test e-learning course for student members

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has launched its online DF1Success course to support its student dental members taking the Situation Judgement Test (SJT) this November.

Redundancy, the right and the wrong!

Kelly Games discusses the different considerations for dental businesses.

Top associate contract concerns revealed by the DDU

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has revealed the most common areas of concern that members face when negotiating a new contract. This comes as many dental professionals face a great deal of uncertainty...

Indemnifiers offer support for dental teams unable to wear fit-tested masks

Dentists can still call on dento-legal experts for help even if they are unable to wear a fit-tested FFP2 or FFP3 mask.

Survey reveals public support for NHS to be shielded from COVID-19 litigation

A survey commissioned by the parent company of the Dental Defence Union (DDU) of 2,108 UK adults has found that 70% think dental professionals, doctors and other NHS staff involved in providing...