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We understand that practice principals and practice owners face more challenges than ever before. That’s why our membership benefits can include protection against vicarious liability and non-delegable duty of care claims relating to the provision of dental services*. We can also provide an additional membership for your limited company with our new Company Protection product. 

Here, you’ll find everything you need to know on the different types of protection available, and which is right for you – and your business.


Vicarious liability and non-delegable duty of care 

Your benefits

Practice principal members who have only ever owned three or fewer non-incorporated practices have protection against vicarious liability (VL) and/or non-delegable duty of care (NDDC) claims included in their membership.  This additional benefit was provided at no additional cost and applied to claims arising from both past and future membership, for practice principals in membership on/after 1 June 2021.

If you own, or have previously owned, more than three non-incorporated practices and you want to add this additional VL and NDDC benefit to your membership, please complete this online form

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Company Protection

Protection for incorporated companies

If your business is incorporated, you can choose to apply for Company Protection; allowing you to request our assistance should a complaint or legal challenge be brought against your company. Company Protection offers peace of mind for companies, providing the unrivalled defence, advice and support you can rely on from Dental Protection. This product is provided on a claims-made basis, which allows assistance to be requested for claims or complaints that arise from an incident that occurs during the company’s current membership with Dental Protection.


Latest updates and resources 

Press release 25/07/2022

Dental Protection shares guidance to help thwart vicarious liability...

Dental Protection shares guidance to help thwart vicarious liability and non-delegable duty of care claims

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Dental Protection has set out a range of steps to help practice owners reduce the chance of a vicarious liability and non-delegable duty of care claim against them being successful.

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*Included as standard for practice principal members with three or fewer non-incorporated practices. Practice principals with more than three practices must apply here. "Dental services" relates to the practice of dentistry and procedures that fall within the GDC scope of practice for each registrant group. Any other procedures would need to be individually approved. 
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