Malpractice insurance for dental assistants provides the necessary coverage in the case of a legal incident. Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, or laboratory duties, and often work chair-side as dentists examine or treat patients. As a member of the dental team, dental assistants are just as likely as dentists to be involved in a medical malpractice claim brought on by patient accusation of negligence. The complexity of these malpractice cases suggest that dental assistants need to have an insurance policy that will cover unexpected legal fees for damages brought upon you personally. Dental assistant liability insurance grants you the freedom to focus on providing expert service and advice without worrying about a threat to your personal assets or livelihood.
Dental assistants’ responsibilities include making patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, preparing patients for treatment, providing limited care, or access dental records. Dental assistant professional liability insurance delivered by an industry-recognized organization like CM&F gives you confidence, knowing you can perform job functions to the best of your abilities with peace of mind. The best protection from any kind of malpractice or negligence claim is always having an individual insurance policy that is separate from an employer’s policy.
Malpractice insurance for dentist assistants protects dental professionals against covered claims arising from legitimate or alleged errors or omissions, including negligence, in the course of daily professional duties. Any legal defense or settlement costs are paid by this insurance, in addition to your limits of liability. Due to the weight of accountability put onto dental assistants providing dental treatment independently to patients, as well as alongside of the dentist, having dental assistant malpractice insurance is very beneficial as it protects professionals from possible claims that would put personal assets at risk.
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