Posts Tagged ‘Dental Defence Union’

Dental Defence Union warns that amalgam fillings don’t need replacing following the introduction of new guidelines

Dental Defence Union warns that amalgam fillings don’t need replacing following the introduction of new guidelines

The Dental Defence Union has warned that amalgam fillings don’t need replacing, following the introduction of new guidelines, which restrict the use of mercury amalgam. From the 1st July, new EU guidelines state that amalgam should only be used when ‘strictly necessary’ but the DDU has advised dentists to be aware of a potential influx […]


NHS dentists urged to forewarn patients of plans to go private

NHS dentists urged to forewarn patients of plans to go private

The DDU (Dental Defence Union) has urged NHS dentists who plan to go private to forewarn patients. The advice comes after a survey revealed that up to 60 percent of NHS dentists are considering going private in the next five years. Rupert Hoppenbrouwers, senior dento-legal adviser at the DDU, suggested providing patients with six months’ […]


Dentist Warned About Discount Offers

Dentist Warned About Discount Offers

Legal experts have warned dentists about offering discount deals as incentives for new patients. According to experts, dentists could be leaving themselves open to complaints by tempting new clients through the doors with discount deals on treatments. Head of the Dental Defence Union, Rupert Hoppenbrouwers, said that it makes good business sense to try and […]