Subscription rates

Dental Protection's subscription rates are set to reflect the demands and needs of both dentists working in Southern Africa and those who, whilst resident and working in Southern Africa, would like to work abroad.  Dental Protection indemnifies dentists on a discretionary basis in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Medical Protection Society (MPS) in all territories except the USA and Canada.

When working abroad on a regular basis please contact DPL through the SADA office to ensure that you are paying the correct subscription.

Working both in Southern Africa and the UK
South Africa rate is much lower so any Rand payment will be applied as a credit to the appropriate UK grade.

Dentists intending to work in the UK for limited periods will need to pay a supplementary subscription for 3 months.  You will need to maintain your Southern African subscription.  Once two supplementary periods have been set up the UK rate will become applicable for the whole of the subscription year.

Dentists practising in the UK on a regular locum basis will require YDU grade as detailed in the rates sheet.

Click here to download an application form

Click here to see the subscription rates sheet


Southern Africa - SADA acts as the membership hub for Dental Protection in Southern Africa including South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Members in these countries should apply for membership through SADA. 

Clinical Activity - Is the practise of dentistry involving any direct contact with or treatment of patients. 

Dento-alveolar procedures - surgery involving the intra-oral tissues, teeth and tooth carrying bones, ie mandible and maxilla, only. 
   It includes:

  • Exodontia eg wisdom teeth removal
  • Apicectomies
  • Minor cyst removal
  • Dental cyst removal
  • Placement of dental implants (excluding sinus lifts or bone augmentation which involves the floor of the sinus, or extra-oral bone harvesting, all of which are regarded as maxillofacial procedures)
  • Minor pre-prosthetic surgery. 

Elective treatment - is treatment rising from a non-urgent condition (or if urgent, one which could not have been foreseen prior to entering Southern Africa) regardless of whether the consultation took place within or outside Southern Africa 

Non-residents - people who do not normally live in Southern Africa but who are visiting one of the Southern African countries for the purpose (but not necessarily the sole purpose) of seeking dental treatment.


  • Membership enquiries
    Ann Bayman
    South Africa Dental Association

    Private Bag 1
    Houghton 2041
    South Africa

    Phone +27(0)11 484 0660
    Fax +27(0)11 642 5718

Dental Protection Limited is registered in England (No. 2374160) and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Medical Protection Society Limited (MPS) which is registered in England (No.36142). Both companies use Dental Protection as a trading name and have their registered office at 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PS.

Dental Protection Limited serves and supports the dental members of MPS with access to the full range of benefits of membership, which are all discretionary, and set out in MPS’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. MPS is not an insurance company. Dental Protection® is a registered trademark of MPS.

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