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First insurance specifically for dental hygienists and therapists launched

BDJ Team volume 4, Article number: 17005 (2017) | Download Citation

The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) has launched BSDHT Indemnity, a new insurance policy developed especially for dental hygienists and dental therapists.

This product is unique in the market as it is the only policy in the UK specifically for hygienists and therapists. Usually insurance policies include dentists, who typically have a higher exposure of risk and therefore increase the chances of a higher premium.

BSDHT Indemnity is an exclusive offering for BSDHT members and can be purchased at any point in the year. This bespoke policy has been designed by the BSDHT and Howden, a Chartered insurance broker with a specialist Care and Medical team.

Helen Minnery, President of BSDHT, said: ‘Indemnity is such an important requirement within healthcare and dentistry, but to be truly effective that protection must be tailored to an individual's needs. The BSDHT have a long-standing reputation for representing the best interests of practising dental hygienists and those dually qualified in dental hygiene and therapy; by launching this bespoke insurance plan we want our members to feel both confident and reassured that there is policy that is specifically built for them.

‘Being a low exposure and low risk group, it's unfair for dental hygienists and dental therapists to have to incur the higher premiums of typical insurance policies and BSDHT Indemnity seeks to correct this.’

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