Legal

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...

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...