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Dental Protection coronavirus advice for members

With the continued spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we know that this is a worrying time for everyone, but particularly for those healthcare practitioners who are providing frontline services and advice to patients. We understand your concerns and are here to offer support and advice if you need it.

We would urge all healthcare practitioners to be aware of and follow the guidance and advice from the Government website, particularly those healthcare providers who may have responsibility for assessing possible cases of COVID-19. Developments in the coronavirus situation are changing daily, and members are advised to make sure they stay informed of the latest governmental advice. You can also contact the coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080 if you require more information on the virus.

We appreciate that practitioners may have to change how they consult with their patients during the coronavirus crisis – including holding more remote consultations. Please be reassured that should you need to do a remote consultation with a patient whom you would ordinarily see face-to-face, your membership with Dental Protection will enable you to request assistance for matters that could arise from such consultations during this time. We have more information regarding remote consultations (teledentistry) here.

Service status

We have, in consideration of official advice, decided to postpone all face-to-face events until further notice. We will continue to closely monitor the coronavirus situation and advise members if there is any additional change to our service provision or the guidance we are providing.

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We’ve now launched our wellbeing service for members to help them take positive steps to wellbeing, including support and resources, free access to counselling, a wellbeing app, podcasts, webinars and more.

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© 2019 The Medical Protection Society Limited

DPL Australia Pty Ltd (“DPLA”) is registered in Australia with ABN 24 092 695 933. Dental Protection Limited (“DPL”) is registered in England (No. 2374160) and along with DPLA is part of the Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”) group of companies. MPS is registered in England (No. 00036142). Both DPL and MPS have their registered office at Level 19, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG. DPL serves and supports the dental members of MPS. All the benefits of MPS membership are discretionary, as set out in MPS’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. “Dental Protection member” in Australia means a non-indemnity dental member of MPS. Dental Protection members may hold membership independently or in conjunction with membership of the Australian Dental Association (W.A. Branch) Inc. (“ADA WA”).

Dental Protection members who hold membership independently need to apply for, and where applicable maintain, an individual Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd (“MDA”), ABN 56 058 271 417, AFS Licence No. 238073. DPLA is a Corporate Authorised Representative of MDA with CAR No. 326134. For such Dental Protection members, by agreement with MDA, DPLA provides point-of-contact member services, case management and colleague-to-colleague support.

Dental Protection members who are also ADA WA members need to apply for, and where applicable maintain, an individual Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA, which is available in accordance with the provisions of ADA WA membership.

None of ADA WA, DPL, DPLA and MPS are insurance companies. Dental Protection® is a registered trademark of MPS.