Malpractice Matters

Insurance designed especially for today's dentist.

How to Get Your Malpractice Insurance

Applying to Practice in Canada (subject to the exclusion of dentists who obtain their primary malpractice insurance from their regulator):

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.

Malpractice FAQ

A look at some of the most commonly asked questions dentists have about malpractice insurance, including what happens after retirement.

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.

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.
*As of Jan 1, 2022, Maplpractice Insurance is underwritten by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.


Malpractice suits are common—but not inevitable. Here's how you can protect youself.

At some point in your career, one of your patients may have an unexpected reaction to a procedure or claim they didn't fully understand the risks heading in. These events could potentially lead to legal action. We spoke to several malpractice lawyers and asked them to share their insights and recommended best practices.

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.

Malpractice Insurance is underwritten by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. CDSPI Malpractice Insurance is offered in all provinces and territories except Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Excess Malpractice Insurance is offered to dentists licensed to practice in the province of Alberta or Ontario, who are a member of their provincial dental association and have their primary mandatory malpractice insurance directly from their provincial regulatory body.