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Dementia-friendly dental practice

Dentist treating elderly lady
Woman sitting at laptop Advice

Resolving patient complaints

Essential advice on not just handling patient complaints - but resolving them.

Unhealthy older woman Practice management

Dealing with long Covid as a disability

A recent employment tribunal case ruled that long Covid may be classed as a disability – what are the implications?

Man taking call with telephone headset Advice

Call log

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

Woman walking down long straight pier Professional development

The career advice you shouldn’t follow

The downside to one of the most common pieces of career advice.

Photograph of chocolate box and roses Advice

Unwanted advances

How would you deal with the difficult situation of a patient making romantic advances?

Red umbrella in amongst black umbrellas Risk

Don't get caught out on indemnity

You wouldn't drive a car without insurance - the same applies to appropriate professional indemnity.

Dental instruments - pliers Case file: Claim

Long tooth

...It is claimed that the bone loss present contraindicated fixture placement without extensive bone grafting...

Pensive young girl Case file: Advice

Disclosure to social services

...Social services is asking Dr P to advise them of any concerns regarding Kate’s health and welfare...

Clock calendar graphic Case file: Complaint

Reduced treatment time

...Mr V was 10 minutes late for a 15-minute appointment slot, leaving only five minutes for assessment and treatment...

Photograph of Professor John Gibson walking in Scottish Mountains First person

A long road

Professor John Gibson tells how he and his family responded to their grief over a devastating loss by undertaking an audacious challenge to raise awareness of suicide prevention.

Cover of Am I normal? Book choice

Am I normal?

Review of the new book by Sarah Chaney.

Photograph of John Orr Boyd speaking to the press Vignette

Putting nutrition front and centre

John Boyd Orr - Physician, nutritionist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Frayed rope about to break Advice

Ending your professional relationship with a patient

Making a clean break when trust between you and a patient has broken down.

Person walking along the beach Ethics

Out of office – the ethics of taking a break

Holidays and even the shortest breaks in working days have moral force.

Actors Ambika Mod and Ben Whishaw in still from BBC production of This is going to hurt Viewpoint

End the silence

We need to talk about suicide.

News

GDC consultation on updated interim orders guidance

15 November 2022

Study shows modest benefits to children of water fluoridation

15 November 2022

Relentless rise in UK oral cancer cases

04 November 2022

Health and care system “gridlocked”

24 October 2022

Small rise in ARF for dentists

24 October 2022

Older patients use NHS more but complain less

12 October 2022

Positive results for friends and family tests

12 September 2022

MDDUS Updates

Effective conversation: nipping interpersonal issues in the bud

30 November 2022

One in three UK junior doctors are going hungry on shift

16 November 2022

MDDUS responds to BMA report on experiences of LGBTQ+ doctors

16 November 2022

MDDUS call to members - send us your photos

21 October 2022

Free webinar: Avoiding missed or delayed diagnosis claims in primary care

28 September 2022

Free webinar: Employment law - disciplinary hearings

28 September 2022

MDDUS reminds members to check cover is up to date

22 September 2022

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