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Our Media Centre provides media handling support to members and is also the place for journalists to come to request interviews or commentary on key issues affecting dentists and other healthcare professionals.

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If you find yourself in the media spotlight please get in touch and we can provide expert advice and support, including liaising with journalists and providing statements on your behalf.

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Dental Protection membership: discount for IDHA members

20 October 2021

Dental Protection has partnered with the Irish Dental Hygienists Association (IDHA) to offer a 20% discount to IDHA members.

Hundreds of dental hygienists in Ireland will now benefit from 20% off their individual Dental Protection membership with high-quality professional indemnity, advice, and CPD at their fingertips.

Existing Dental Protection members can request the 20% discount by contacting Dental Protection’s membership team. Those wishing to join Dental Protection to take advantage of the membership can apply online or, call Dental Protection to set up a new membership. Once a new membership is in place, new members can call Dental Protection’s membership team to request the discount.

The Irish Dental Hygienists Association is the professional body representing dental hygienists in Ireland. It aims to promote the study of Oral Health and to safeguard and represent the common interests of members, while providing guidance for stakeholders in connection with the profession,

Raj Rattan, Dental Director at Dental Protection said:

“I’m pleased to announce this partnership, offering a discount to members of the IDHA.

“Dental hygienists in Ireland have gone above and beyond during the past eighteen months, despite facing serious challenges, including adapting to new ways of working.

“This offer is in recognition of the important role hygienists play in providing quality dental care to patients, and reflects the value of a team-based approach to clinical practice today and in the future.”

Linda Phelan RDH, IDHA President said:  

“We’re thrilled to partner with Dental Protection to offer this discount to our members. Despite facing significant challenges during this pandemic, our members have gone above and beyond, continuing to provide high standards of dental care to patients.

“We’re committed to representing the interests of hygienists and providing post qualification education opportunities. That’s why we’re pleased to offer our members access to Dental Protection’s CPD workshops, online learning portal and webinars as well as numerous other member benefits.

“We look forward to working together to support hygienists throughout their careers.”


Notes to editors

To apply the IDHA member discount, once you have joined Dental Protection, call T: 1800 932 916 or email [email protected]

For media enquiries contact: [email protected] (+44) 7525 680 165.

About Dental Protection

Dental Protection is a registered trademark and a trading name of The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”). MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, E-learning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures and presentations.

MPS is not an insurance company. All the benefits of membership of MPS are discretionary as set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

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