Media Centre

Our Media Centre provides media handling support to members and is also the place for journalists to come to request interviews or commentary on key issues affecting dentists and other healthcare professionals.

The press office

Press support for members

If you find yourself in the media spotlight please get in touch and we can provide expert advice and support, including liaising with journalists and providing statements on your behalf.

Media scrutiny of you and your practice could put your personal and professional reputation at risk. Early advice can help mitigate risks and we can help you respond to the media and deal with them on your behalf.

Our Press Office is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need advice or guidance on handling media enquiries, please contact a member of the Press Office 

Information for journalists

Our Press Office assists with media requests for information or commentary on the dentolegal and medicolegal, ethical and healthcare policy issues of the day.

Our spokespeople are experienced, authoritative and well placed to comment on issues that affect the practice of doctors and other healthcare professionals, and include registered dental and medical practitioners and those who hold legal qualifications.

We also issue press releases, designed to keep you informed of the public statements we make, including comment on emerging issues, policy and analysis of our data.

For urgent out of hours media support (between 5.30pm and 8.30am GMT) please call +44 113 243 6436

Press releases

Dental Protection launches a new workshop for members

09 August 2012

The third workshop in Dental Protection’s communication and risk management skills series will be launched on 28 August in Hong Kong during the FDI Annual World Dental Congress. Key stakeholders from a variety of countries have been invited to attend the inaugural workshop that will be introduced by Kevin Lewis (Dental Director) and facilitated by John Tiernan (Director of Educational Services DPL/MPS).

Like the other workshops in the series (Mastering Your Risk and Mastering Adverse Outcomes), Mastering Difficult Interactions is a three-hour interactive workshop that is available to members free of charge and to non-members at a charge.

Mastering Difficult Interactions provides a solution-focused approach to enhancing effectiveness and ease when dealing with difficult interactions.

By attending this workshop delegates will:

  • Understand the choices available when faced with a difficult interaction
  • Learn techniques to minimise conflict and deal with challenging scenarios
  • Build the skills to effectively "diagnose" the problem
  • Learn personal "survival" skills to reduce stress
  • Improve the clinical outcomes of these complex situations.

Kevin Lewis, Dental Director of DPL said; ‘Although the majority of dental procedures are performed without incident, when things go wrong the experience can be sufficiently unfamiliar that the clinician can find it difficult to maintain control of the situation. By rehearsing the situation in a secure environment, the dentist can learn how to manage the situation in the best interests of the patient at those difficult moments.

The new workshop will run in the UK and Ireland later this year when early booking is advised. Full details are available online

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