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More than defence

We’re not just here in case things go wrong. With Dental Protection you have access to membership benefits and resources that can help stop problems from occurring in the first place. We treat all our members as individuals and by using more detailed information about your scope of practice we provide you with a tailored membership and subscription, giving you peace of mind that you have appropriate indemnity in place.

Benefits of membership

Advice and legal representation

The right to request advice and legal representation for disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice

Clinical negligence

The right to request indemnity for clinical negligence claims (not covered by the Clinical Indemnity Scheme) and Good Samaritan acts worldwide

Complaints support

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints

Dentolegal advice

Dentolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7 

Expert legal team

Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, dentolegal consultants and professional claims managers

Confidential counselling service

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

Risk management resources

Access to online publications and case studies

Professional development workshops and online courses*

Workshops, online courses and webinars with accredited CPD 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


If you complete our risk management CPD courses you can receive a membership discount. Find out more >>

Making the most of your membership

Your guide to member benefits outlines the vast range of resources you can use to help manage your risk, receive expert help when you need it, and practise with confidence throughout your career.


Understanding your membership

Please take time to read the guide to your responsibilities as a member and examples of those circumstances in which we are unlikely to be able to help with a request for assistance.


How to renew your membership

You will receive your renewal pack one month before the end of your current membership year. When you have received your pack you will be asked to login into your MyMPS account and:

  1. Check your information
  2. Update any details that have changed
  3. Renew your subscription
    • You can pay by credit or debit card or set up a Direct Debit online at MyMPS or by contacting us by phone
    • If you already pay by Direct Debit, your payment will be taken automatically.

It is important to check your details as any missing or inaccurate information could affect your right to request assistance and in some circumstances can result in your membership being cancelled.

Are you an IDA member?

All IDA members are entitled to an 11.5% discount in their professional indemnity costs with Dental Protection. This saving is worth over €700 per annum to most dentists in general practice and is worth even more to dentists in specialist or limited practice.