Membership information 1800 444 542
Dentolegal advice 1800 444 542

Class of 2024 graduates who join before 31 December 2024 will receive Dental Protection membership and indemnity insurance until 30 June 2026 at no cost.^


Congratulations on your graduation! Before you start practising, you’ll need to protect your new career with professional indemnity insurance.

Dental Protection membership can protect you from any professional challenges you may face, from patient complaints to regulatory issues and disciplinary proceedings. Our expert team understand the demands of clinical practice and offer colleague-to-colleague support and advice, including a 24/7 emergency helpline.

Graduate members can also access a wide range of benefits including the best possible risk management advice and guidance.

Your membership includes access to a Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy with $40m of cover underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd (MDANI).* 

^Excludes WA graduates – please contact the ADAWA 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.

*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.

Benefits of membership

Access to 18 months extended indemnity

Join by 31 December in your graduating year to receive 18 months of indemnity*

Complaints support

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints

Dentolegal advice

Advice from our team of dedicated dentolegal consultants and case managers including out of hours emergency support 24/7

Professional development workshops and online courses

CPD available through workshops and online seminars to develop your communication and risk management skills

Help with unwanted media attention

Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf

Risk management resources

Access to online publications and case reports

Confidential counselling service

Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim

*with the maximum limit of indemnity for any one claim under the policy not exceeding $20 million during the period of insurance

Graduate membership with a difference

Dental Protection has extensive experience protecting and supporting the dental profession in Australia.

We provide colleague-to-colleague support through a team of dentolegal consultants and case managers. Our team also draw on a large panel of experienced clinical experts based throughout Australia.

We’re also backed by one of the biggest and most experienced team of UK based dentolegal consultants in the world, with senior consultants (including the Dental Director) providing first-hand experience for Australian cases.

We ensure you always receive appropriate assistance and support on problems relating to the practice of dentistry, including advice on law and ethics and the management of potentially difficult situations. We also use specialist firms of solicitors working across each state and territory of Australia, some of which have worked with us for more than 30 years.

Join Dental Protection

To apply for membership please complete the relevant application form below and return by email to [email protected]

For those in their final year of study, about to graduate:


For those who have recently graduated:

Download application form

Once we’ve received your application form, we’ll issue you a quote via email for your approval and acceptance.

If you have any queries, please contact us using the details below.

Tel: 1800 444 542

Email: [email protected]

© 2010-2024 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. (“ADAWA”).
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 (“MDANI”), ABN 56 058 271 417, AFS Licence No. 238073. MDANI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MDA National Limited, ABN 67 055 801 771. DPLA is a Corporate Authorised Representative of MDANI with CAR No. 326134. For such Dental Protection members, by agreement with MDANI, DPLA provides point-of-contact member services, case management and colleague-to-colleague support.
Dental Protection members who are also ADAWA members need to apply for, and where applicable maintain, an individual Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDANI, which is available in accordance with the provisions of ADAWA membership.
None of ADAWA, DPL, DPLA and MPS are insurance companies. Dental Protection® is a registered trademark of MPS.

Before making a decision to buy or hold any products issued by MDANI, please consider your personal circumstances and the Important Information, Policy Wording and any supplementary documentation available by contacting the DPL membership team on 1800 444 542 or via email.