What is the Dental Professionals Association?
The Dental Professionals Association is a professional organisation of dental professionals who are practising in South Africa. Its membership consists of Dentists, Dental Specialists, Dental Therapists and Oral Hygienists. It is incorporated under the Companies Act as a company-not-for-profit. Learn more about us >
What does the Association do for its members?
The DPA is more of a community and it provides a sense of belonging to its members. At a structural level, it is a vehicle that its members use to advocate on their behalf, be it with the government or other large entities such as medical schemes and administrators. It is also a vehicle that is used to advocate for change in policies in healthcare and in the education of oral healthcare workers.
The DPA is active in the continuous professional development of its members through professionally organised workshops and conferences.
We also participate extensively in community outreach activities and community social investment activities to assist vulnerable individuals and communities.
How do I become a member?
To become a member, you first need to be a qualified dentist, dental specialist, dental therapist or oral hygienist, and practising your profession in South Africa. You can register to become a member by completing your details on the registration link on the DPA website and paying the applicable membership fee. Learn more >
How do I join dental protection?
Dental Protection is an indemnity cover that is provided by Medical Protection Limited, the largest provider of professional indemnity cover in the world. As a member of the DPA, you have the opportunity to access all the products of dental protection, including continuous professional education, at a reduced rate. Learn more regarding dental protection >
Why do I need professional Indemnity Cover?
The law requires that all practising healthcare professionals should have adequate indemnity protection which becomes important when adverse events occur in clinical practice and when patients litigate against a practitioner.
Where can I find more information about the DPA and Dental Protection?
The information about DPA and Dental Protection is available on the website. Alternatively, you can send your enquiry via e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org