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Continuing Professional Development

As a dental professional, you have a duty to keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date.

Whatever the regulations for continuing professional development (CPD) or continuing dental education (CDE), registered members of the dental team will find that Dental Protection has a number of ways in which it can provide support.

Personal development helps you to create patient safety and excellence in dental practise and should be viewed as a long-term investment in your career and development.

Dental Protection has an established policy of providing educational resources, with the aim of preventing avoidable harm to patients and reducing risk to members. Our educational services are here to help you and the dental team improve patient safety and reduce risk. With more than 120 years of experience supporting and defending dental healthcare professionals, we have a unique insight into why things go wrong and how complaints and litigation can arise.

Using this knowledge we have developed a range of educational support for your career. There is also an opportunity to obtain verifiable certification for your participation.

Choose the format that works with your availability:

  • Going online to our e-learning platform, Prism, which offers courses and modules created by our own dento-legal experts who have their finger on the pulse of the ever-changing legislation affecting the dental profession
  • Taking part in our Risk Management Workshops, which are available free of charge as a benefit of membership
  • Reading our Publications and Dental Advice Booklets which provide in-depth risk management information on common problem areas
  • Reading our Clinical Audit Tools for help with some of the most common areas of clinical record keeping that give rise to problems
  • Attending our Events

© 2017 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. 36142). 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.