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Free graduate membership and extra support for dentists in the early stages of their career.

Graduate membership

Class of 2020 graduates who sign up before 31 December 2020 will receive Dental Protection membership and indemnity insurance until 30 June 2022 at no cost!

Once you start work you will need to ensure you have access to the best possible risk management advice and guidance. Become a graduate member and receive a whole range of benefits to help support you as you prepare for your future career, including access to 18 months of indemnity.  

As a member of DPL you are able to apply at the same time for a Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy with $40m of cover underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd (MDANI).* 

We know you have a lot on your mind following graduation but we recommend you try to organise your graduate membership as soon as you can, and take full advantage of the membership package.

*The maximum limit of indemnity is $40,000,000 in the aggregate with the maximum limit of indemnity for any one claim under the policy not exceeding $20,000,000 during the period of insurance.

Excludes WA graduates – please contact the ADA WA Branch for further information on 08 9211 5600. This exclusion does not apply to WA graduates moving to an Eastern State or Territory after graduation.

To join, simply complete and return the Dental Protection and MDA Dental Indemnity Insurance Proposal Form
Graduate membership with a difference!

DPL has extensive experience of protecting and supporting the dental profession in Australia. We provide colleague to colleague support through a team of six dento-legal advisers. 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, based in the UK, including a dedicated team of eight senior advisers (including the Dental Director) with first-hand experience of Australian cases..

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.

Get in touch!

We understand this is a hectic time for you so we want to support you as much as possible now, and as you start work. Please get in touch with your school rep if you have any questions regarding membership or need advice or assistance as you prepare for work.

ADSA Graduation Booklet

ADSA has put together a Graduation Booklet filled with helpful information such as how to register with the Dental Board, setting up a Medicare provider and prescriber number and organising your dental indemnity insurance. There are also suggestions on ways to find employment and details on continuing professional development.

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

© 2010-2021 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.