Safeguarding children in dentistry

Sad child in dark corridor
Change ahead road sign Leadership

Managing change - 10 essential tactics

How to promote resilience when facing the “discomforts” of organisational change.

Wooden blocks showing team of people Practice management

Probationary periods

Find out what you need to know when trialling new employees.

Comments from MDDUS members on post-it notes MDDUS

“Tired. Concerned. Trying not to lose hope.” A report from the NHS frontline

MDDUS members shared their experience of working for the health service as part of our review of 2022.

Man paying on a card machine Case file: GDC

Over-diagnosis allegation

...the patient accuses Dr H of "over-diagnosing" gum disease for financial gain...

Dental forceps Case file: Claim

Bony infection

...It is alleged that the delayed referral resulted in Ms T having to undergo two debridement procedures...

People waiting in line of chairs Case file: Complaint

Right tooth, wrong patient

...the nurse called the next patient and only then did Dr G realise she had consulted the wrong referral letter and therefore extracted the wrong tooth...

Man taking call on headset Advice

Call log

A range of common - and not so common - queries from dental care professionals.

Row of lightbulbs training and education Regulatory

Keeping up to date with CPD

Dental practice adviser Bryony Coyle offers tips for making the most of your professional development.

Torn paper window with message I am sorry... Risk alert

Is it safe to apologise?

MDDUS advisers are often asked whether an apology to a patient amounts to an admission of guilt that can be used against you.

A team of people mountain climbing Professional development

The power of trust

Dental business coach Alun Rees explores the important role of trust in your success or failure as a dentist.

Sculptor carving statue Ethics

How should a person be?

PROFESSOR Deborah Bowman reflects on how practice makes perfect, even in ethics.

A photo of Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick - RCP London Vignette

Fighting for the future of medicine

Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick - British thoracic specialist and first woman president of the Royal College of Physicians.


Shocking level of sexual harassment directed at female surgeons

15 September 2023

Dental care professional numbers on the up

18 August 2023

Digital phonelines a positive step says RCGP

18 August 2023

GDC publishes clarification on trainee dental nurses awaiting registration

11 August 2023

Treatment cancellations cause major impact

28 July 2023

NHS England plans for a challenging winter

28 July 2023

Some children waiting over a year for dental extractions

19 July 2023

MDDUS Updates

Professional pitfalls in social media use

02 October 2023

Get 20% off Income Protection for the first two years*

28 September 2023

MDDUS group cover

28 September 2023

MDDUS at the RCGP conference

22 September 2023

Advice for doctors during industrial action

19 September 2023

Notice of Annual General Meeting

21 August 2023

Advice for junior doctor members during industrial action

31 July 2023

Editor: Ms Sarah Harford

Managing editor: Joanne Curran

Associate editor: Jim Killgore

Editorial departments

Dental: Mr Aubrey Craig 

Legal: Joanna Jervis

Insight Dental is published quarterly by The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland, registered in Scotland No 5093 at 206 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5SG.

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors in Insight Dental are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of MDDUS.

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