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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

For urgent out of hours media support (between 5.30pm and 8.30am GMT) please call +44 (0)113 243 6436

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.

Media Guide

  • Handling the Media (UK) - January 2016

    Media scrutiny of you and your role within dentistry can put your personal and professional reputation at risk. Where a media query relates to issues that fall within the scope of the benefits of membership, the Dental Protection’s Press Office is on hand to provide expert advice throughout the process.

    Staffed by experienced communications professionals, our Press Office can liaise with reporters on your behalf, deal with enquiries, draft appropriate statements – and aim to correct any inaccuracies in the press, if necessary.

    Early advice from the Press Office can help prevent issues escalating. We advise you to contact your case handler if you have received press interest about an ongoing case or contact the Press Office directly about any other issues.

Recent blog posts

  • Infection control
    While deficiencies in infection control can often be the primary or sole reason for a complaint against a dentist, allegations of this nature are sometimes made as secondary issues in complaints that are primarily about something entirely separate.
    Dental Protection
    | 15 August 2016
  • Winter's Rough Sleepers
    A guest post from Joyce Njenga, RDN and DHT Student at King’s College Hospital, about her experience volunteering for the charity Crisis, which ran a campaign at Christmas to provide dentistry for rough sleepers.
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 09 March 2016
  • GDC in the spotlight
    The report from the Professional Standards Authority was released on 21 December. This 300 page report including the PSA’s investigation of the latest whistle-blower’s allegations does not make comfortable reading for the GDC.
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 04 March 2016

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Recent press releases

For more information about our press releases, contact or telephone +44 (0)207 399 1397