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It’s not us it’s you

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.

Membership Benefits

Here’s some of the benefits you can access as a Dental Protection member:

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 NHS indemnity) 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. Access to the advice line is unlimited, and the number of times you call has no impact on your subscription rate

Expert legal team

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

Professional development workshops and online courses

Workshops, online courses and webinars with accredited CPD to develop your communication and risk management skills

Risk management resources

Access to online publications and case studies

Confidential counselling service

Access to confidential counselling at no additional cost, via our trusted partners ICAS

Help with unwanted media attention

Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf

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If you have any questions about your application please refer to our online quote questions and answers and information for applicants.

Important information

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:

  • How many hours you work per week
  • How many weeks you work per year
  • The full address and postcode of your practice location
  • Your scope of practice
  • Your GDC reference number
  • Your date of primary qualification
  • Your full registration date
  • Your Dental Protection Xtra scheme code (if you are part of a scheme)
  • Details of previous indemnifiers, gaps in your professional protection, any previous complaints and claim and case history.

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.

Referred applications

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

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