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Dentists should review ‘no dogs’ policies to recognise assistance dogs, according to DDU

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is advising dental practices to ensure their policies are updated to ensure patients can attend appointments with assistance dogs.

Junior dentists and doctors vote in favour of improvements to their contract

The BDA’s Junior Hospital Dentists have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the reformed Trainee Contract – 86 per cent of those who voted. Junior doctor members of the BMA also voted strongly in...

Launch of new guidelines for denture adhesives

The Oral Health Foundation has published a new set of global science-based guidelines for denture adhesives.

DDU launches free associate contract advice service

Dental professionals who are concerned about contracts are being offered a free associate contract checking and advice service as part of their Dental Defence Union (DDU) membership. The DDU is...

DDU publishes advertising wisdom tips for dental professionals

Dental professionals are being given advice on how to ethically sell themselves in the latest issue of the DDU journal.

Dental Protection: Government proposal could deprive dentists of NHS Pension Scheme prior to a conviction

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has recently announced plans to give the Secretary of State the power to suspend a healthcare professional’s rights to NHS Pension benefits in cases...

New Research Shows Fear of Litigation Causes Stress

During Stress Awareness month, eight out of 10 Dental Protection members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and anxiety.

DDU reveals top five reasons for dental claims

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has revealed the five areas of dental treatment which lead to the most claims for compensation, with extractions being the most common cause of claims. 

MDDUS responds to appropriate clinical negligence cover consultation

The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) believes there is no evidence to suggest healthcare professionals and patients will be better protected through regulation of clinical...

Make complaining easy for patients, advises DDU

 It should be easy for patients who are unhappy about some aspect of their treatment to raise this with their treating dental professional or practice, says the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

Dental Protection judicial review successfully overturns GDC warning over minor driving offence

Dental Protection has successfully challenged the General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) decision in which the regulator tried to re-impose a warning on a dentist for a minor road traffic conviction.