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The best advice, support and protection for you at every stage of your career.
For the dental profession the threat of patient complaints and litigation has never been greater and seems to increase on a yearly basis.

This is not just an Australian problem or one confined to general practice. Indeed the various regulatory authorities throughout the world report a similar story.

Broadly speaking if you receive a complaint it will fall into one of two categories. Those involving clinical care (ie, a failure of that care) and those arising from the delivery of that care (the patient service element). Both require very different skills to address, some of which are not taught at dental school.

Thankfully dentists in Australia can have access to the largest team of dento-legal advisers anywhere in the world. Our highly qualified advisers have a wide range of the right skills and expertise in every aspect of clinical and professional life. Our advisers in Brisbane and Melbourne (together with the others in the UK) are here for you, irrespective of whether you need advice, reassurance or more detailed assistance.

DPL offers the dental profession a service that is designed to create peace of mind throughout a professional career and beyond.  

Find out more about the full benefits of membership below:
  • 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

© 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.