Dental Protection and BADT announce partnership
Dental Protection and the British Association of Dental Therapists have announced a partnership, including a 15 per cent discount for BADT members on their Dental Protection subscription.
Dental Protection and the BADT have partnered to offer support to dental therapists and hygienists, many of whom have returned to practice, despite significant challenges including new ways of working and a significant backlog of patients as routine treatment resumes.
The BADT was established in 1962, and its first annual general meeting included discussions about protection against personal risk – which is now provided by professional indemnity. The BADT is still run by working dental therapists and hygienists to represent its members. Their work includes raising awareness of members, skills and assets, as well as advising on national policy.
Raj Rattan MBE, dental director at Dental Protection, said, “I am delighted that Dental Protection will be offering a generous discount to members of the BADT. It is a reflection of the value we place on this partnership. It also emphasises the importance of teamwork in clinical practice today and in the future. We look forward to developing some joint initiatives to further support members of the BADT.”
Debbie McGovern, president of the British Association of Dental Therapists, said, “The BADT is extremely happy to be working with Dental Protection to bring discounts to their members. Dental Protection, as part of the Medical Protection Society, were the first organisation to provide access to indemnity to dental therapists, so it is particularly fitting that we have now formed this valuable professional relationship. We look forward to working together to support our members.”