MDDUS dental roadshow coming to town


For immediate release: Monday, 2 April 2012

Dentists can learn how to stay out of trouble by signing up for one of nine dento-legal lectures being held throughout the UK in May and June this year.

UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS is co-hosting a series of educational sessions that will provide top tips on how to avoid dento-legal pitfalls that could lead to patient complaints, claims of clinical negligence or referral to the GDC.

MDDUS has teamed up with dental equipment providers Wright Cottrell to host the lectures which kick off on Wednesday, May 23 in Newcastle with further dates in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, before concluding in Dundee on Thursday, June 21.

The lecture will feature MDDUS Head of Dental Division and adviser Aubrey Craig, who has long experience helping MDDUS members deal with professional difficulties.

He says: “Being on the receiving end of a claim, complaint or referral to the GDC is an expensive, time-consuming and stressful experience.

“Every year at MDDUS, we assist members who find themselves in such situations and these lectures will draw upon our considerable experience in this area to provide delegates with practical advice on how to avoid professional difficulties.”

Wright and W&H will also lead a session unravelling the mysteries of the national decontamination guidelines. This will enlighten dentists to the realities of what is expected and arm them with the know-how to achieve a fully compliant practice.

W&H Northern Territory Manager Claire Wilson will present the sessions in England, with Scottish Territory Manager Raymond Baxter hosting the Scottish ones.

In addition, the Scottish dates will also feature George McDonagh, Clinical Adviser for the NHS in Scotland, who will share his unrivalled knowledge of decontamination procedures that he has accrued from his 20 years’ experience in the industry.

Robert Donald, non-executive director of MDDUS and well-known Scottish dentist and magazine columnist, welcomed the CPD-accredited evening roadshow initiative.

He says: “Staying out of trouble with the GDC and decontamination compliance are hot topics for all UK dentists. The collaboration of MDDUS and Wrights in providing practical advice and support in addressing these important issues is a very positive step indeed and I would encourage my colleagues to attend.”

To book your place at one of the lectures or for further information, contact Karen Walsh at Tickets costs £30 with a light buffet available from 6pm and the programming commencing at 6.30pm.

Dates and venues for lectures (all dates 2012):

Wednesday, May 23: St James’ Park, Newcastle

Wednesday, May 30: Mandec, Manchester Dental Hospital

Thursday, May 31: Weetwood Hall, Leeds

Thursday, June 7: Liverpool Crowne Plaza, Liverpool

Tuesday, June 12: Drumossie Hotel, Inverness

Wednesday, June 13: The Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen

Tuesday, June 19: MDDUS offices, Glasgow

Wednesday, June 20: RCP of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Thursday, June 21: Wright Cottrell offices, Dundee


For further information contact Richard Hendry on 0845 270 2034 or 07976 272266, or email We are now on twitter. Follow us @MDDUS_News

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