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NEWS

A New Year’s message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council


08 January 2021

As we enter a new year, we are cognisant that the ongoing and unrelenting challenge of COVID-19 remains at the forefront for most, if not all dental members.

Many of our colleagues at MPS, including ourselves, are also healthcare professionals, and a number of them still work on the ‘front line’, so we truly understand the difficulties and challenges that you continue to face on a daily basis.

At the start of the pandemic – and in addition to the standard benefits of membership – we committed to supporting members by taking action to protect their wellbeing and to protect members' financial positions. To date, we have supported members by:

Protecting their wellbeing

We understand the enormous and continued pressure you have faced during the pandemic, which is why we have extended our counselling service to all members who are experiencing any work-related stress, or stress that they feel could impact upon their practice. Our counselling service is provided through a third-party partner and is completely confidential.

Protecting their financial position

We recognise that a number of private practice members have experienced a significant drop in their income during the last year, and in response, we have introduced various options to help aid increased flexibility and make subscriptions as affordable as possible.

We have also been proactively engaging with members to share our expertise and guidance via a series of tailored webinars and podcasts, and via virtual conferences and events which have addressed key issues. These were very well received, with over a fifth of all members taking part in our webinars last year.

As we start the new year, we remain committed to supporting you in whatever way we can and to proactively providing you with the necessary support and guidance you might need to help you navigate through this challenging time.

Please do take care and stay safe.

Best wishes

Prof Dame Jane Dacre

Mr Ian Eardley

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“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.
   
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