Our Detailed Proposals

11 April 2012

We support a change in the law to establish that dental professionals must have professional liability insurance or indemnity cover to cover their dental practice and provide reassurance to all dental patients.

                                                

We also require a new law to compel dentists and other dental care professionals to provide clear information regarding their professional liability cover before treatment is provided. We say that that the Regulator, the General Dental Council, should publish detailed and full information about cover so that patients can have treatment in safety.

 

The new legislation should also impose a statutory duty of co-operation with patients and patient representatives upon the insurers and indemnifiers of all dental care professionals to make sure that in the event of a claim, the interests of patients are protected.

 

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