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Dental Indemnity Insurance

Professional indemnity insurance for dentists, dental laboratories and dental technicians.

  • Flexible levels of cover
  • Dental indemnity legal protection
  • UK based support
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Why choose dental indemnity insurance with Towergate?


Tailored for your needs

Dental indemnity policies tailored to your needs with flexible levels of cover


Cover for professionals with previous claims

We can usually source dental indemnity insurance for professionals with previous claims or disciplinary actions against them.


Dental indemnity legal protection

Cover includes legal protection of up to £250,000.


In-house claims team

Our in-house dental nurse insurance claims handlers are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm to support you

About dental indemnity insurance


What dental indemnity insurance covers

Dental indemnity insurance cover includes acts or omissions in the course of your professional duties. This can include injury, delays in referral, misdiagnosis, physical or mental harm to a patient. Cover is also provided for declared private work in addition to NHS work. It doesn’t cover against incidents that occurred before the life of your policy.


Industry-wide dental indemnity cover

Depending on your profession and circumstance your policy can arrange for advice, assistance and representation at proceedings including a disciplinary committee of a professional body e.g. GDC; health authority; health board or primary care trust; service complaint proceedings or NHS tribunal; inquest proceedings or fatal accident inquiry.


'Run off' dental indemnity insurance

Your dental indemnity insurance policy will have a retroactive date of inception and offers protection from the inception date going forward. If you have held a claims made policy previously, we approach insurers to also include this period of time in addition. 'Run off cover' is also required when you stop practicing, to ensure your historical liabilities remain protected in the event of a claim.


Legal expenses covered as part of your dental indemnity insurance

Our dental indemnity insurance policies automatically come with legal expenses cover that insures you against the costs of legal or professional representation incurred in scenarios such as fitness to practice defence (including pre-hearing representation); criminal defence; coroners' inquests; regulatory compliance; employee extra protection; and court attendance costs, as long as there are reasonable prospects of success. There is also access to free, 24-hour legal, tax and stress counselling telephone advice services.

When you need to make a claim, we'll guide you through the process and get your claim settled as quickly as possible.

  • Find your insurance documents and make sure you have all your information at hand, including your policy number.
  • Call the claims team on 0330 123 5921 and explain exactly what happened
  • Provide photos if requested to help us understand what happened as quickly as we can.
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Dental indemnity insurance FAQs

Yes, our indemnity cover is available for dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, orthodontic therapists/technicians and dental nurses/student dental nurses.

Put simply, claims made means your policy will respond to claims submitted whilst the policy is active. Your cover is issued with a retroactive date, which means the policy will provide protection for any treatment provided after this date. In most instances the retroactive date will be the date cover is first taken out with us.

However, if you transfer your insurance to us from another provider and have previously been covered by a claims made policy, we can look to provide a retroactive date back to when you first took out this type of cover.

We have a range of insurers we use to source our products who will look at each professional on a case by case basis. They are open to reviewing those that have previous claims or disciplinary action. Terms and premiums can vary but we specialise in cases such as this and will work hard, on your behalf, to get you the best deal we can.

For most professionals it is a regulatory requirement to have some form of professional indemnity, for example: GPs, dentists. For others, such as dental nurses or technicians, it is something that is recommended to provide you with protection in the event of an allegation being made against you. Please refer to your regulatory body for full guidance.

If you would like to know more about our monthly payment option, please visit our dedicated Direct Debit page.

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