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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