Get to Know DPL

We want you to get to know us better, so you have a good understanding of what we do, and the services we offer. This way we can help you to get the most out of your membership.

Dental Protection provides advice and assistance to dentists and dental care professionals, including legal advice and assistance in all matters that challenge your professional integrity. This includes indemnity against costs and damages in dental negligence claims.

The strongest advisory team

You are in good hands

We have many more dento-legal advisers than any other similar protection organisation in the field of professional indemnity. Our experienced team of 35 dento-legal advisers contains experienced and practising dentists with a wide range of different professional backgrounds. Meet the team

Discretionary indemnity

No need to read the small print

We are not an insurance company - Dental Protection offers flexible discretionary indemnity. We feel this offers a broader level of support as there are no extensive terms and conditions and exclusion clauses.

Discretion is an extremely powerful tool that provides flexibility to help you in unusual situations.

24-hour protection

No sweat!

Our experienced team of dento-legal advisers provide an emergency helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with any urgent problems or complaints you may be experiencing.

Counselling service

Stress has always been a feature of everyday life for people in all professions. The demands on healthcare professionals can put them under particular pressure because of the responsibility for the well-being of their patients. The DPL counselling service has been introduced specifically to assist members suffering from stress as a result of such issues.

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The flexibility of occurrence-based indemnity

Dental Protection provides 'occurrence-based' indemnity. This means that the single subscription you pay us for a given year entitles you to seek assistance from us forever, relating to incidents that occurred in that year.

You do not have to purchase additional 'run-off' cover for periods such as career breaks, maternity leave or retirement.

We believe occurrence-based indemnity provides the simplest, most comprehensive form of indemnity available to dentists.

You are in good company

Dental Protection is the world's largest mutual dental indemnity provider with over 64,000 members worldwide.

We are international

We are an international indemnity organisation, which operates in 70 countries worldwide.

Dentists intending to work abroad can generally transfer their existing Dental Protection membership.

Service with a smile

Our members' needs are of paramount importance to us. In a recent survey, over 90% of members rated our service as good or excellent.

Non-profit making mutual

Fund used to help members

We are proud to remain completely independent, with a strong mutual fund owned by you, our members. We do not have any profit-making insurance partners seeking to make a profit for their shareholders from your subscriptions.

Supporting the dental team

We provide indemnity and support for the whole practice. Our advisory team includes dentists, hygienists and other dental care professionals to give the best and most experienced support to our members.

Risk management focus

We are the global leader in dental risk management and take an active role in promoting good dental practice and minimising the risk of clinical mishaps. We provide a range of risk management material that includes our range of dental publications, lecture programs and conferences, as well as a wide range of risk management material provided online.

You can take advantage of the online risk management material, and obtain verified CPD credits, by visiting our risk management section


If you would like to become a member of Dental Protection, please click here for details. If you would like further information about membership please contact member services.

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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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