Membership information 1800 444 542
Dentolegal advice 1800 444 542

Join Dental Protection and get more than just the peace of mind that comes with having world-class protection. We’ve supported and protected members in Australia for over 50 years. With more than 125 years of expertise worldwide, we're here for you today, tomorrow and into the future.

Expert dental indemnity and representation


Membership gives you access to professional indemnity insurance. With intelligent risk management, high-quality legal defence and an influential voice for your profession, you have the freedom to practise with confidence.

We’re here for you through 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.

Dental Protection membership also helps you expand your skills and avoid common causes of complaints and claims through a host of risk management learning resources.

Benefits of membership


Advice and legal representation

Access to professional indemnity insurance underwritten by MDA National Insurance, including $40 million cover in the aggregate*

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

Confidential counselling service

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

Complaints support

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints

Risk management resources

Access to online publications and case reports

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

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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.