Risk Management

DPL is acknowledged as the international leader in dental risk management. Sharing the unique experience of over 100 years of protecting and supporting dentists all over the world and the first-hand experience that comes with handling about 8,500 current cases involving our dental members, is a huge benefit to our members.

Dental Protection’s E-learning library provides practical risk management for the dental team. Online verified professional educational activity available - login required

DPL has a policy of providing an extensive range of risk management publications, seminars and other resources, with the aim of preventing avoidable harm to patients and reducing risk to members. These are provided for members either free of charge on request, or at highly preferential rates. 

Prism e-learning

Prism provides online continuing professional development and education, plus practical risk management for the whole team. Activate your new account, or log in here now!

Case Studies

We publish case reports as an aid to members, to alert them to pitfalls that have caught their colleagues unawares.

Clinical Audit Tools

Short articles covering some of the most common areas of clinical record keeping that give rise to problems

Dental Advice Booklets

A free resource for members that provides in-depth risk management information on common problem areas

Interactive & Distance Learning

Members can make a significant saving on DPL’s interactive learning programmes on CD-ROM produced in conjunction with Smile-on


Publications tailored to provide an understanding of the legal and ethical principles governing the practise of dentistry

Risk Management Workshops

A series of interactive workshops. Access dates, venues and locations here.

DPL Australia Pty Ltd ('DPLA') ABN 24 092 695 933, CAR No. 326134 is a Corporate Authorised Representative of MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd ABN 56 058 271 417, AFS Licence No. 238073. DPLA members have access to the Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd.

DPLA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Medical Protection Society Limited (MPS) (registered in England No. 36142) at 33 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PS. ‘DPL member’ and ‘DPLA member’ means a non-indemnity dental member of MPS served by DPLA. The benefits of MPS membership are discretionary and set out in its Memorandum and Articles of Association. Neither DPLA nor MPS are insurance companies.

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