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The experts that experts rely on

As a member-owned, not-for-profit organisation, we are here to support your professional interests and protect your finances, career and reputation from legal claims and complaints.

We’ve protected members in the Caribbean and Bermuda for more than 50 years. You benefit from our extensive experience of dealing with clinical negligence claims, healthcare expertise and common dentolegal issues in the Caribbean and Bermuda.

You can request expert advice from our experienced, local advisers who understand the challenges you face.

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We are a mutual, and that matters

As a mutual organisation, we bring you and other healthcare professionals together in a common purpose: collective protection against the risks involved in clinical practice. Being a mutual organisation means your needs are at the heart of everything we do.

We are different to shareholder-owned companies whose primary purpose is to make money for other people. We don’t answer to shareholders. There is no one to pay dividends to or to tell us to abandon our purpose because the profit isn’t there. All our decisions are focused on doing what’s best for our membership. We take mutuality seriously because it’s our commitment to you, not just today, but for as long as you need us.

Learn more about our mutual difference

Discretionary support that’s flexible

Our discretionary approach to providing assistance is not about being able to say no. It’s about asking ourselves, ‘How can we help?’

Discretion allows us to treat each case on its individual merit, providing flexibility for a wider range of situations, especially those with unforeseen or unusual circumstances.

Unlike some other organisations, discretion allows us to assess claims and complaints when new issues and risks arise in healthcare and consider where we can support you. Our response for members in the COVID-19 crisis is a clear demonstration of that flexibility.

Our experienced dentolegal consultants and legal specialists can use their judgement and expertise to help you, without being restricted by small print or exclusion clauses.

Learn what discretionary indemnity means for you 

Expert protection beyond claims

At Dental Protection, our focus is on putting you first and providing protection that helps you practise with confidence.

Our protection is not limited to patient claims, and our expert team are here to offer advice for any eventuality your career may face. You can request advice and legal representation for Dental Council investigations, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice. 

Our range of risk management courses and webinars, available to you as part of your membership, can also help you take control of the risks you face, and prevent issues from occurring in the first place.

View the full range of member benefits

Advice when you need it

Access to the advice line is unlimited, and the number of times you call has no impact on your subscription. Learn more about the types of issue we can assist you with.

Our expert dentolegal advice service is there to help with queries and dentolegal emergencies 24/7, 365 days a year.

Read about our advice and support

Handling complaints with confidence

A complaint can happen to any dental professional at any time.

No two complaints are the same, so we treat each one individually. Our approach always seeks the best resolution for our members.

View our complaints approach

Indemnity you can always trust

If you receive a complaint or claim arising from your clinical practice, you can request indemnity if it’s included in your membership. We can support you through every step of the clinical negligence claims process to make the whole experience easier.

See how our claims process works