Dental Protection is the world's largest and most experienced specialist provider of professional indemnity for dentists and other members of the dental team. It solely provides professional indemnity for the dental profession and all its energy can therefore be focused on serving and protecting members of the dental profession.


The ethos of Dental Protection is that dental professional indemnity should remain in the hands of people who really understand the dental profession, and not treated as a convenient add-on product to other insurances.


Dental Protection understands the needs of the dental team because its board, executive and advisers have always been an integral part of the profession it serves. It is a true mutual organisation, governed and operated by and for dentists, and other members of the professional team. 


Dental Protection's primary purpose is to protect and safeguard the professional reputation, interests and integrity of its members, whilst working with them through education to prevent avoidable harm to patients.


What you need to know about Dental Protection membership

For comprehensive information on your Dental Protection membership, read these essential facts.


Visit the Dental Protection New Zealand website here.


For all membership enquires

Please contact

Jill Watson

Ph 09 579 8001


Application Form


DPL Manager New Zealand

David Crum

NZDA CEO, via PA, Pepe Davenport

Ph 09 579 8001



If your membership with Dental Protection is through the NZDA, contact us as soon as you become aware of a complaint. You will be referred in the first instance to one of two local NZDA case managers.


Approximately 200 complaints cases are received by this office each year. In most cases, they can be resolved simply. 


Please contact

Pepe Davenport

New Zealand Dental Association

Ph 09 579 8001