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.


Stress levels among UK GPs highest compared to similar countries

27 March 2023

One in six hospital patients fit for discharge

24 March 2023

No improvement in tooth decay among five-year-olds in England

24 March 2023

Specialist list curricula updated by GDC

23 March 2023

NHS plan to further reduce opioid prescribing

08 March 2023

"Shameful" number of hospital tooth extractions for children

27 February 2023

Step closer in regulation of anaesthesia associates and physician associates

24 February 2023

MDDUS Updates

Advice for junior doctor members during industrial action

07 March 2023

Scottish GDPs: ensure you check your email inbox

31 January 2023

Supporting members with temporary GMC registration – make sure you update MDDUS

31 January 2023

Protect your personal finances – with 20 per cent off*

30 January 2023

A quarter of junior doctors are victims of race hate at work

19 January 2023

MDDUS call to members - send us your photos

18 January 2023

One in three UK junior doctors are going hungry on shift

16 November 2022

Editor: Ms Sarah Harford

Managing editor: Jim Killgore

Associate editor: Joanne Curran

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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