Get to know Dental Protection
We want you to get to know us better, so you have a good understanding about what we do, and the services we offer. This way we can help ensure you get the most out of your membership. These are just some of the things we would like you to know.
To read about DPL’s services to members, please go to http://www.dentalprotection.org/singapore
Dental Protection provides advice and assistance to dentists and dental care professionals, including legal advice and assistance in all matters that challenge their professional integrity. this can include indemnity against costs and damages in dental negligence claims.
You are in good hands
We have more dento-legal advisers than any other protection organisation of our kind. our teams of over 40 dento-legal advisers is made up of knowledgeable and experienced dentists with a wide range of different professional backgrounds – so they can readily empathise with the situations faced by our members. A third of them have legal, as well as dental, qualifications.
No need to read the small print
We are not an insurance company – Dental Protection offers discretionary indemnity. this means that we can help you with a greater range of situations and offers you broader support, because there are no extensive terms and conditions and exclusion clauses to prevent us from doing so.
Discretion is an extremely flexible and powerful tool that allows us to help you more.
Our experienced team of dento-legal advisers are accessible and available – including an emergency helpline operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you when the heat is on.
Dental Protection provides ‘occurrence based’ indemnity. this means that the single subscription you pay us for a given year entitles you to seek assistance from us for ever, relating to incidents that occur in that year.
You do not have to arrange any extra cover for periods such as career breaks, maternity leave or ceasing practice.
We believe our occurrence based indemnity provides the simplest, most comprehensive form of indemnity available to dentists – giving you complete peace of mind.
Dental Protection is the world’s largest specialist dental indemnity provider with over 54,000 members worldwide.
The fact that we are handling over 8,500 cases at any moment in time means that we have unrivaled experience in dental cases of all kinds.
We are an international indemnity organisation, which operates in 70 countries worldwide. this gives us a unique, wide experience of dental cases.
Dentists wishing to work abroad can generally transfer their existing Dental Protection membership quickly and easily.
We are committed to maintaining an outstanding quality of advice and support, matched by excellent service. In a recent survey 98% of members rated our service as good or excellent. We believe in fairness and looking after the best interests of our members. We regularly fight important points of principle on their behalf.
It’s your money
We are proud to remain completely independent, with a strong mutual fund owned by you, our members.
Subscriptions are not set with a view to making a profit. Nor do we have any commercial insurance partners seeking to make profits, or dividends for shareholders from the subscriptions you pay.
We provide indemnity and support for the whole dental team. our advisory team includes dentists, hygienists and other dental care professionals to give the best and most experienced support to our members.
We are the global leader in dental risk management and take an active role in promoting good dental practice and minimising the risk of clinical mishaps. We provide a range of risk management material that includes a variety of dental publications, lecture programs and conferences, as well as online risk management resources.
You can take advantage of the online risk management material, and received CPD hours, by visiting www.dentalprotection.org