DDU welcomes complaints handling principles

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today it was happy to be one of the 28 organisations supporting the newly published GDC principles of complaints handling.

Dental Protection urges dentists to pay their ARF to avoid significant disruption and potential sanctions

Throughout the past years, Dental Protection has been contacted by an increasing number of dentists who have failed to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) to the General Dental Council (GDC) by...

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.

GDC raises serious concern for thousands of DCPs at risk of removal from the register for CPD non-compliance

On July 31, 2018 almost 36,000 dental care professionals (DCPs) will reach the end of their five-year CPD cycle, and those registrants must submit their CPD statement to the General Dental Council...

2019 ARF to remain unchanged – GDC justification and the profession’s reaction

The General Dental Council (GDC) has announced that the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) will remain unchanged for 2019. In reaching the decision, the regulator weighed the complex picture of external risk...