Dental membership rises by a third


MDDUS dental membership in England, Wales and Northern Ireland rose by almost a third during 2018, as more dentists put their faith in our "gold standard" indemnity.

Total dental membership in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has doubled since 2015, while in England alone there was a 41.5 per cent increase in 2018 compared to the previous year. Market share in Scotland stands at approximately 70 per cent and is now above 20 per cent elsewhere in the UK and growing fast.

MDDUS Head of Dental Division Aubrey Craig believes the sustained growth is built on a firm commitment to quality and an indemnity model that provides comprehensive protection. He said: "MDDUS provides more than indemnity cover for claims in negligence. We believe what we offer is the gold standard, with personal service from a team of very experienced dental and legal advisers providing dentists with lifetime peace of mind that timely reassuring help is at hand should they find themselves in professional difficulty."

"Alternative commercial insurance products are becoming more widely available and it is increasingly difficult for dentists to access accurate information about the pros and cons of each product type.

"MDDUS is a mutual membership organisation. Unlike insurers, we’re not in it for the profit, we have no small print to hide behind and we provide greater protection than the commercial alternatives available. Typically with a claims-made product, the risk is transferred to the insurer one year at a time, until the dentist retires. If they simply want to change back to a traditional indemnity provider, they will either have to buy ‘run-off’ cover or take on the risk of any unknown claim personally

"The benefit of our product is that the risk is transferred to us permanently. No run-off cover is necessary, giving members a lifetime peace of mind."

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