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Dental Protection and BADT announce partnership

Post date: 11/01/2021 | Time to read article: 2 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 11/01/2021

Dental Protection and the British Association of Dental Therapists have announced a partnership, including a 15% discount for BADT members on their Dental Protection subscription.

Dental Protection and BADT have partnered to offer support to dental therapists and hygienists, many of whom have returned to practise, despite significant challenges including new ways of working, and a significant backlog of patients as routine treatment resumes.

The British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) was established in 1962, and its first annual general meeting included discussions about protection against personal risk— what is now provided by professional indemnity.  BADT is still run by working dental therapists and hygienists to represent its members. Their work includes raising awareness of members, skills and assets, as well as advising on national policy.  

Dr Raj Rattan MBE, Dental Director at Dental Protection, said:

“I am delighted that Dental Protection will be offering a generous discount to members of the BADT. It is a reflection of the value we place on this partnership. It also emphasises the importance of teamwork in clinical practice today and in the future. We look forward to developing some joint initiatives to further support members of the BADT.”

Debbie McGovern, President of the British Association of Dental Therapists, said:

“The BADT is extremely happy to be working with Dental Protection to bring discounts to their members. Dental Protection, as part of the Medical Protection Society, were the first organisation to provide access to indemnity to dental therapists, so it is particularly fitting that we have now formed this valuable professional relationship. We look forward to working together to support our members.”

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Notes to editor

To apply for a discount, contact Account Manager Emma Leadill at emma.leadill@dentalprotection.org, and quote your name, BADT membership number, contact number and email address. If you’re already a Dental Protection member, include your Dental Protection account number.

For media enquiries contact Ione Gyamfi at E: ione.gyamfi@medicalprotection.org   

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 and can also provide, depending on the type of membership required, the right to request indemnity for any 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.

About BADT

The BADT was founded in 1962 with the first annual general meeting taking place on 2nd March 1963 at New Cross School for Dental Auxiliaries.

The minutes from that meeting included discussions on insurance against personal risk what we now call professional indemnity. Note that by the time this was approved the first qualified students had been working for almost two years!

Since that time BADT has been working for Therapists in all areas of the profession, improving working conditions and pay and fighting for recognition within the profession.

We are now developing relationships with other Dental Therapy Associations all over the world.

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