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Meet the Team

We believe that it is important to be able to speak to an experienced professional colleague, who can understand and empathise with the situation you are in, use the drop down below to meet the local team of DPL Australia.

In addition to our Australian-based team, DPL has a team of more than 50 experienced dentists working in-house. A third of them have legal, as well as dental qualifications. We have more dento-legal advisers than any other protection organisation of our kind. Our team contains experienced and practising dentists with a wide range of different professional backgrounds. 

  • Dr Mike Rutherford – Senior Dentolegal Consultant
  • Dr Simon Parsons – Dentolegal Consultant
  • Dr Annalene Weston – Dentolegal Consultant
  • Dr Cosimo Maiolo – Dental Advisory Panel Member
  • Dr Ralph Neller AM – Dentolegal Consultant
  • Dr Kiran Keshwara - Dentolegal Consultant
  • Dr David Sykes – Dental Advisory Panel Member
  • Professor Frank Monsour – Dental Advisory Panel Member
  • Dr Janet Scott – Dental Advisory Panel Member
  • Dr John McNamara – Chairman of Dental Advisory Panel
  • Kara Stokes – Business Development Executive
  • Dr Rod Brilliant – Dental Advisory Panel Member
  • Dr Tim Wigmore – Dental Advisory Panel Member
  • Shireen Smith - Adviser for Hygienists & Therapists
  • Michael Pears – Membership Manager
  • Mrs Kristin Trafford-Wiezel – Case Manager

Meet the Team

We have more dentolegal consultants than any other protection organisation of our kind.

We believe that it is important to be able to speak to an experienced professional colleague, who can understand and empathise with your situation.

In addition to our Australian-based team, we also have a UK team of more than 60 experienced consultants working in-house. A third of them have legal as well as dental qualifications. Our team contains experienced and practising dentists from a wide range of different professional backgrounds.

Dentolegal Consultants

  • Dr Mike Rutherford – Senior Dentolegal Consultant
  • Dr Simon Parsons – Dentolegal Consultant
  • Dr Annalene Weston – Dentolegal Consultant
  • Dr Ralph Neller AM – Dentolegal Consultant
  • Dr Kiran Keshwara - Dentolegal Consultant

Case Managers

Marketing and Young Dentist Representative

  • Kara Stokes – Business Development Executive

© 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.