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Membership FAQs

  • Q
    I have just been on an implant training course and want to know when I can start to place implants?
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    10 June 2016
    You will need to change your membership category via MDA or directly with Dental Protection, and as soon as your change has been agreed and confirmed you can start offering consultations and treatment. Remember the treatment involves making the diagnosis and determining a treatment plan. You can make a change like this mid-year if you start undertaking those procedures, although the higher subscription rate will be applied to the full membership year when calculating the additional subscription you are required to pay.
  • Q
    I have just been on a short training course for short term orthodontics, when can I start treating patients?
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    10 June 2016
    You will need to change your membership category via MDA or directly with Dental Protection, and as soon as your change has been agreed and confirmed you can start offering consultations and treatment. Remember the treatment involves making the diagnosis and determining a treatment plan. You can make a change like this mid-year if you start undertaking those procedures, although the higher subscription rate will be applied to the full membership year when calculating the additional subscription you are required to pay.
  • Q
    I only carry out removable aligner type treatments. Do I have to pay the 1SP subscription?
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    31 March 2016
    Aligner treatment is considered to be “orthodontic treatment” because the tooth movement is orthodontic movement, therefore you will need to pay a subscription at the 1SP level. This would not apply where you have undergone specialist training and been awarded higher qualifications in orthodontics, recognised by the government in Malaysia.
  • Q
    I do not place implants although I restore implants placed by colleagues with crowns and bridges and other prostheses. Do I have to pay the 1SP subscription?
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    31 March 2016
    No, the surgical placement of implants represents the additional risk that concerns us at the present time. 
  • Q
    If I am paying insufficient subscriptions and a claim is made, what assistance can I have?
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    31 March 2016
    In order to benefit from membership it is imperative that you are in the correct membership category. The entitlement to make a request for assistance is only valid if you are paying the correct subscription. It is very unlikely that a request for assistance when a member is in the incorrect category will be authorised.
  • Q
    I place implants in the maxilla and sometimes I need to place a little bone graft material just under the sinus lining. Which category do I need to be in?
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    31 March 2016
    2SP. Any deliberate interference with the bony margins of the maxillary sinus when placing implants, with or without bone grafting represents an increased risk and you will need to be in the 2SP category. 
  • Q
    I don’t carry out these Specified Procedures very often. Can I continue to pay the basic subscription, and ‘top up’ my subscription payment each time I carry out these procedures?
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    31 March 2016
    No. Our subscriptions are calculated to apply to a full membership year, so if at any time during that year you will be carrying out Specified Procedures, you need to be in the correct membership category for that entire year. 
  • Q
    I don’t place implants or carry out maxillo-facial procedures, but I do use bone grafting in association with other dento-alveolar procedures. Do I need to move in to any of the new ‘SP’ categories?
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    31 March 2016
    No.