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DENTAL HYGIENISTS, THERAPISTS & OHTs

Advice and protection specifically designed for dental care professionals.

Graduate membership

Class of 2016 graduates who sign up before 31 December 2016 will receive DPL membership and indemnity insurance until 30 June 2018 at no cost! From 1 January 2017 the cost will be $55.00.

Graduate membership with a difference!

Dental Protection is the biggest and strongest organisation of its kind in the world, with 40 years’ track record of protecting and supporting the dental profession in Australia. We provide colleague to colleague support through a team of six dentolegal advisers including Shireen Smith, an oral health practitioner who provides case support for hygienists, therapists and oral health therapists. Our team also has access to the expert input from DPL’s Australian Advisory Panel (spanning general and specialist practice, hospital, university, community and defence forces dentistry) and a large panel of other experienced clinical experts based throughout Australia. All this is backed up by one of the biggest and most experienced team of dento-legal advisers in the world. DPL has an additional and dedicated team of seven senior advisers with first-hand experience of Australian cases, including the Dental Director.

Such experience ensures appropriate assistance and advice on problems relating to the practice of dentistry, including advice on law and ethics and the management of potentially difficult situations. DPL uses several specialist firms of solicitors working across each state and Territory of Australia, some of whom have worked with DPL continuously for 20 or 30 years.

Benefits of membership:

  • Access to 18 Months' Extended Indemnity
  • Access to Indemnity Insurance
  • Support When You Need It
  • Assistance with Complaints
  • Confidential Counselling Service
  • Education, Events & Risk Management Resources

© 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.