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Dentolegal advice +27 11 484 5288

We’re not just here in case things go wrong. With Dental Protection you also have access to membership benefits and resources that can help stop problems from occurring in the first place.

As a member you are supported by six decades of experience and insight that can help foresee issues, predict trends, and give you the help you need for years to come.

DEFENCE

to protect you and your professional reputation

The right to request:

  • Advice and legal representation:
    • for HPCSA procedures
    • in relation to disciplinary matters
    • at inquests.
  • Support with criminal investigations and allegations arising from your clinical practice.
  • Assistance in responding to and resolving complaints.
  • Help with unwanted media attention. 
  • Protection for Good Samaritan acts worldwide.
And for work performed in private practice:

  • The right to request indemnity for claims arising from your private clinical practice.
  • An expert, dedicated legal team for your case.

SUPPORT

for your professional development

The right to request:

  • Free communication skills and risk management workshops.
  • Free online learning modules.
  • CPD available.
  • Events around the country.
  • Dentolegal talks and conferences.
See upcoming workshops and events

ADVICE

whenever you need it

The right to request:

  • Free dentolegal advice line.
  • Emergency advice available 24/7.
  • Online case reports.
  • Dentolegal advice booklets on common concerns.
  • Leading journal Riskwise.
View the online resources

Continuing your membership

How to renew

It’s easy to renew your Dental Protection membership. Two months before the end of your membership year you will receive an invitation to renew.

All we ask is that you check the information in your renewal pack carefully, making sure we hold the correct contact details and information about your scope of practice. This is because any missing or inaccurate information could affect your right to request assistance, and in some circumstances can result in your membership being cancelled.

You can easily update you details, or discuss any part of your renewal with us, by contacting our  Membership Helpline at SADA on 011 484 5288, between 08.00 and 16.00, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can email dplmembership@sada.co.za.

If you pay by Direct Debit and all your details are correct, your membership will automatically continue for another year. If you do not pay by Direct Debit you can contact us to arrange payment.

You can easily update you details, or discuss any part of your renewal with us, by contacting our Membership Helpline at SAMA toll free on 0800 225 677 between 08.00 and 16.30, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can email mps@samedical.org.

If you pay by Direct Debit and all your details are correct, your membership will automatically continue for another year. If you do not pay by Direct Debit you can contact us to arrange payment.