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Be part of more than just a defence organisation. We go beyond defence, giving you access to protection that’s tailored to your individual circumstances.
Every aspect of your membership puts you first. As a member-owned, not-for-profit organisation, we exist purely to support your professional interests and protect your finances, career and reputation from legal claims and complaints.You get access to advice from our in-house team of dentolegal consultants; real dentists who talk your language and understand the challenges you face.There’s also the reassurance you feel knowing that we’re financially secure. As part of the MPS group, we have the strongest mutual fund of any UK dental defence organisation. We’ve been around for over 125 years and you can rest assured we’ll be here for another 125 to protect you - whatever happens in your career.Above all else, you’re free to practise with confidence knowing that your indemnity provider is working tirelessly to deliver the very best support, advice and training possible.
Here’s some of the benefits you can access as a Dental Protection member:
The right to request advice and legal representation for disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice
The right to request indemnity for clinical negligence claims (not covered by NHS indemnity) and Good Samaritan acts worldwide
Help responding to and resolving patient complaints
Dentolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7. Access to the advice line is unlimited, and the number of times you call has no impact on your subscription rate
Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, dentolegal consultants and professional claims managers
Workshops, online courses and webinars with accredited CPD to develop your communication and risk management skills
Access to online publications and case studies
Access to confidential counselling at no additional cost, via our trusted partners ICAS
Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf
Click below to get your tailored quote.
Quotes are held for 30 days. Click below to proceed, amend or request a new quote.
If you have any questions about your application please refer to our online quote questions and answers and information for applicants.
Please allow around 20 minutes to complete your online quote. You can save your quote and return to complete your application at any time for up to 30 days.
If you have previously been a member, your membership number will also be required. If you cannot locate your membership number please call us on 0800 561 9000.
What you will need to complete your quote:
A full case history, known as letter of good standing, will be required to support your application if you have held indemnity or insurance with any other providers in the last ten years (periods of state indemnity are not required). Please send us your case history from previous indemnifiers within 42 days of your application being accepted. If we do not receive this within 42 days, or if the information doesn’t match your application form, it could lead to your membership being cancelled.
Sometimes we need to check the information you have provided in your application, for example if you have had a claim in the past. This will mean that, at the end of your online application, you will receive a message to state your application been referred. It can take up to five days for this information to be confirmed, but you application will still be progressing in the meantime and we will aim to get back to you sooner than that wherever possible.
If any of the statements below apply to you please call us on 0800 561 9000.
• You are applying for membership for work undertaken in more than one country
• You are applying for membership for both medical and dental work
• You require membership of an existing Dental Protection Xtra scheme and undertake work outside of the group, for which you require individual membership.
If you have outstanding regulatory, licensing, registration body, criminal or disciplinary investigations your application will not be accepted
You'll notice a few things have changed on our website. After asking our members what they want in an online platform, we've made it easier to access our membership benefits and created a more personalised user experience.
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