Dental Protection Ltd (DPL) provides indemnity, support and professional resources to dentists and dental allied professionals in the English speaking areas of the West Indies, extending from the Bahamas in the North to Belize in the West, and Guyana in the South on mainland South America. Although we have always had a presence in the region, Dental Protection has taken a much higher profile in the last ten years and is now the largest indemnifier of dentists and the dental profession in the region.
Dentists in the Caribbean, as in other parts of the world, are becoming more ambitious in the range and complexity of treatment they provide. This is coupled with the fact that appropriate post graduate training is not always readily available at home and dentists have to travel abroad at great expense for further training. Dental Protection is very committed to providing risk management programmes to our members and we do this by holding seminars around the region and by making our Risk Management Modules available to dentists at a modest cost. We have also recently started programmes specifically for the students and young dentists in the region. Dental Students are also invited to be members of Dental Protection
We are always pleased for feedback from dentists in the region, especially relating to particular topics they would like addressed or problems they encounter where we might be able to assist.
The knowledge gained from the region through adverse incident reports and the subsequent case management puts Dental Protection in the perfect position to advise members of the latest risk management issues in dentistry.
Answers to a few commonly asked questions regarding the differences between indemnity and insurance.
How Dental Protection supports and protects dental members around the world whilst remaining not-for-profit.
The MPS Group, which includes Dental Protection, has total assets of over £1.7 billion available to meet claims
The DPL counselling service has been introduced specifically to assist members suffering from stress as a result of dento-legal issues