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Dental nurse indemnity - advice for dental professionals

We answer some of the common questions on indemnity for dental nurses.

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On your side

Despite changes at the top, the DDU's focus remains firmly on its members, as John Makin explains in his first editorial as head of the organisation.

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Mini-essay competition – the winner!

Last year we opened our mini essay competition for budding student writers. You voted for your winner from our selected shortlist and the results are in - congratulations to India Speirs-LaBorde for her entry!

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Top ten tips for DCT

Recent dental core trainee Milan Majithia gives a rundown of his top tips to help you blossom during your DCT.

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No place like home?

Domiciliary provision is an essential service for some patients, but a domestic setting can be a challenging environment for dental practice.

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My own specialist interest, orthognathic surgery, literally involves changing people's faces, and as a result changing their lives

In focus

Why I decided to academic and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon

DDU council member Dr Keith Smith describes his career path and offers some timely words of advice.

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Accentuate the positives

From 2016, dental practices were encouraged to highlight examples of 'notable practice' and the CQC inspectors will now be including them in their reports.

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Pressure from the press – a dentist's guide to dealing with the media

If the press took an interest in a complaint, would you know how to respond? Debbie Herbst compiles a quick guide for dentists in the spotlight.

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GDC complaints - picking apart the process

The DDU's Eric Easson combines a personal and professional perspective to explain and reflect on how the GDC deals with complaints made about dental professionals.

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Confidentiality update 2016

In light of some recent legal changes, Alison Large re-examines guidance on confidentiality and disclosure for dental professionals.

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Infection control and confidentiality

A dentist faced a dilemma over how to handle a potential infection risk.

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