University Employed

Dental Protection Limited (DPL) is the world's leading specialist provider of indemnity for the whole dental profession. DPL operates on a mutual not-for-profit basis and is owned by the members themselves - over 64,000 of them in 70 countries - including 70% of UK dentists, hygienists and therapists. It exists purely to protect and support the integrity and interest of those members. Membership provides access to independent, reliable and authoritative advice and information 24/7 every week of the year.

Dental Protection recognises that university teachers and dental school staff have the same duty of care and professional responsibility to their patients as any other dentist or dental care professional. This requires appropriate indemnity to deal with any issue that may affect  their professional standing with regard to the practice of dentistry. However, your indemnity also needs to cover any specific issues that may arise with regard to the role of the teacher or hospital staff member with regard to the employee / employer relationship, and also the issue of Crown Indemnity and the role of the NHS Litigation Authority. Dental Protection therefore offers an appropriate level of protection, depending on the member's working hours and any other commitments outside of the university / dental school.

For more information, please contact our membership helpline on 0845 608 4000 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about indemnity for university employed dentists


Full details of our membership services, subscriptions and how to join the world's leading provider of dental indemnity.

NHS/Crown Indemnity

A brief summary on limitations of cover


A selection of publications and articles produced by Dental Protection

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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