What are dental treatments and what can they include?
Dental treatments in the UK can take place in the NHS or private dentists, or healthcare facilities. A dental procedure is anything that involves a dentist/dental practitioner working on your mouth. Dental Treatments can include: Tooth Cleaning, Teeth Whitening, Extractions, Dental block/local nerve infiltration, Fillings, Crowns and Veneers.
Why do you need insurance for Dental Treatments?
Having Indemnity Insurance is a mandatory requirement for dentists, as it provides essential compensation to patients in the event of any mishap or error. By having Indemnity Insurance, dental professionals can ensure that if a patient files a claim against them, the necessary compensation can be provided to address any potential harm or losses incurred.
Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance (D&O) can help to provide cover in the event of allegations related to breaches of health and safety regulations or employment law. Without this protection, you may face personal liability for civil fines and compensation.
Who needs insurance for Dental Treatments?
Dental Nurses – Dental nurses play a crucial role in supporting dentists, therapists, and hygienists across a range of clinical and non-clinical settings, contributing to comprehensive dental care for patients. Their assistance spans various aspects of dental care, making them integral team members.
Dental Hygienist – Dental hygienists, registered with dental associations or regulatory bodies, are licensed dental professionals dedicated to the prevention of dental problems. With their specialised training and expertise, they focus on proactive measures to maintain oral health and prevent dental issues from arising.
Dental Therapist – A Dental therapist is a dental professional who holds a degree or diploma in dental therapy approved by the General Dental Council, and are equipped to assist patients in various aspects of dental care, while working alongside other dental professionals to ensure optimal oral health outcomes.