About DPL

Dentists working in Ireland hardly need to be told that it is a litigious environment in which to practise. But being a member of a protection/defence society is much, much more than simply having someone to pay the cheques if you are sued. It is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have experienced, professional colleagues to help and advise you on any dento-legal problem, and from knowing that the world's largest team of specialists in this field will be on your side, to protect and support you when it matters most.

This support is given by fellow dentists who really understand your problems and who can empathise with your feelings. They in turn are supported by a team of Irish lawyers who specialise in this field and with whom Dental Protection works closely on cases, on a day-to-day basis. It is a winning combination that no other organisation can rival.

We also publish Riskwise Ireland, a specialist risk management publication for dentists working in Ireland. Recent back issues of Dental Protection's publications published for members in Ireland are available here.

Financial Information

At the end of 2013, MPS had more than £2 billion in total assets

Get to Know DPL...

Get to know us better. Learn about indemnity, and the many other services we can provide for the whole dental team

Occurrence-based indemnity

Occurrence-based indemnity avoids the potential gaps in one’s protection. Read more...

Mutual - Not for Profit

Subscriptions are used for the sole benefit of members. They are fairly set without any dividend payments to shareholders

Our Service

Dental Protection provides support, advice and assistance in all matters that challenge a dentist's professional integrity

Meet the Team

Meet the advisers and dento-legal professionals behind the scenes

Counselling Service

The DPL counselling service has been introduced specifically to assist members suffering from stress as a result of dento-legal issues

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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