Malpractice Insurance

Malpractice insurance designed 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.

Explore the ways you can Handle Malpractice Issues

Chapter 1: What Happens When a Patient Sues You for Malpractice

Tips and best practices to avoid malpractice claims and what to do if one is made.

Chapter 2: Common Claims and How to Avoid Them

CDSPI is continuing the conversation about the dental malpractice environment in Canada.

Explore Malpractice Resources

Understanding Malpractice Risk: Advice for New Dentists

Transitioning from dental school to professional practice can be an exciting but overwhelming time for new dentists. Many new dentists ...

Best Practices for Dentists Treating Newcomers

As a dentist you feel confident providing the best treatment when it comes to your patients. You take extra care ...

Malpractice Suits are Common. Here’s How to Protect Yourself.

At some point in your career, one of your patients may have an unexpected reaction to a procedure or claim ...

Reduce Your Retirement Stress

The right advice makes all the difference when Planning Your Retirement. Reaching retirement should be a time of celebration. Giving up the ...

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Unexpected

Having the right insurance can protect you, your family, your practice and your lifestyle against unforeseen events. As you might ...

A Disciplinary Hearing—It Could Happen to You

A disciplinary hearing or investigation is a serious—and potentially expensive—matter. No dentist wants to experience a hearing, but if the ...

Best Practices for Malpractice Prevention

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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.

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Malpractice Insurance is underwritten by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Canadian Branch). 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.