Malpractice Matters

Insurance designed especially
for today’s dentist.

How to Get Your Malpractice Insurance

Applying to Practice in Canada (excluding Ontario and Quebec)

Step 1: Apply for licensing
  • Contact the licensing body in the province or territory where you’ll be practising for the licensing application.
  • Complete and return the application to the licensing body with payment and the supporting documents requested. Indicate that your Malpractice Insurance application will be sent to CDSPI.
Step 2: Apply for Malpractice Insurance
  • Get your Malpractice Insurance application from CDSPI. When you submit it, indicate that your licence application has been sent to your licensing body.
  • Provided everything is in order, CDSPI and your licensing body will coordinate to issue your Malpractice Insurance and licence (they will take effect on the same date).
  • You will begin paying for Malpractice Insurance as soon as you get your licence. Take this into consideration if you’re not going to start practising right away.

Applying to Practice in Ontario & Quebec

Step 1: Apply for licensing
Step 2: Apply for Excess Malpractice Insurance (Optional, Ontario residents only)
  • Excess Malpractice Insurance provides protection in excess of your mandatory primary policy in the event a patient makes a claim against you that arises from your professional services.
  • Ontario Excess Malpractice Insurance is available from CDSPI, once you are licensed. Complete the application.

Managing Malpractice

Steps you can take to help avoid legal actions and the process for dealing with them when
they do occur.

How Can I Apply?

Malpractice Insurance protects you in the event a patient makes a claim against you arising out of your professional services.

What Has Changed?

Details about your coverage changes, and the differences between your CDSPI Malpractice Insurance plan and the 2020 plan.

Understanding Important Changes to Your 2021 Malpractice Insurance Coverage

Get Help When Issues Arise

Get in touch with us today to start
protecting your practice.

Explore The Ways You Can Handle Malpractice Issues

4 Tips to Help Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit

Bernice R. Bowley, a lawyer with Fillmore Riley LLP, offers 4 tips to avoid a malpractice lawsuit and ways you can help your lawyer defend you if one does arise.

Podcast: What To Do When a Patient Complains

Matthew Wilton, LLB, explains the process for dealing with your dental regulatory body, and what you can do to help avoid complaints.

Best Practices for Malpractice Prevention

Malpractice is a professional breach of duty resulting in an injury to a patient. This may occur when you render — or fail to render — professional services, or fail to act in a manner consistent with the established standard of care. The more you understand about the concept of malpractice and how it is proven, the better equipped you will be to manage malpractice issues. It’s important to take preventative measures wherever possible.

  • How to avoid lawsuits and limit damages
  • What you can do to be proactive
  • What to do if you expect a lawsuit
  • Having informed consent, prior to treatment. Check out a sample consent form here.