Dental Hygienist Malpractice Insurance

The essentials and benefits of having professional malpractice insurance

What is Dental Hygiene Malpractice Insurance?

Dental hygiene malpractice insurance provides dental hygienists with the coverage needed in case of a malpractice lawsuit or claim. As dental hygienists see their roles expand, the risk of being named in a malpractice lawsuit continues to climb, making dental malpractice insurance more important than ever.

What Risks Do I Face as A Dental Hygienist That Warrants Dental Hygiene Malpractice Insurance?

Dental hygienists assess oral health of patients, assist the dentist, take and develop dental radiographs, which are all vital tasks. Maintaining consistent dental hygienist professional liability insurance is essential in day-to-day performance of your duties. With more attorneys specializing in dental malpractice, dental hygienists have become added parties of interest in liability cases as you could be held liable for anything that happens to a patient just because you were in the exam room. Dental hygienists have found that they cannot rely solely on their employers for coverage. Many times, their employers’ insurance doesn’t provide enough coverage, and in some situations, it doesn’t provide them with coverage at all.

Why Do I Need Dental Hygiene Malpractice Insurance?

With an increasing number of dental hygienists being named as co-defendants in dental malpractice lawsuits, it’s more important than ever to ensure you have the right professional liability insurance coverage for dental hygienists to protect you from the financial responsibilities of a potential lawsuit. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for dental health professionals to believe that an employer’s malpractice group insurance will provide the proper coverage in all legal matters and realize too late that this is often not the case, as damages to the business are made the priority. Dental hygienist liability insurance policies cover any dental hygienist or oral hygienist who is a licensed dental professional, registered with a dental association or regulatory body within their country of practice.

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