10 Questions Dentists Should Ask When Evaluating Dental Professional Liability and Business Insurance

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The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists® (PPP) outlines 10 vital questions a new dental graduate should ask before purchasing their first professional liability and business insurance policy. These questions are reviewed in our Dental Student Resource Guide which was designed to help dental students and new graduates easily access information to make an informed decision on insuring their dental career. In addition to the Guide, the PPP also offers a $50 first year policy for new dentists.

Dental Professional Liability  and Business Insurance

Professional Liability and Business Insurance for Dentists

We created the resource guide so students could have one source that was easy for them to use through their mobile devices. They can access reliable information and link to valuable resources via their phone on demand.

New dentists should be sure to ask these important questions to ask when evaluating an insurance company. These questions are reviewed our Resource Guide.

1. What is the financial stability/A.M. Best rating?
2. How long have the program and insurance company been insuring dentists?
3. What is the number of dentists insured nationwide?
4. What procedures or specialties are excluded by the policy?
5. What is the coverage territory?
6. What is the consent-to-settle provision?
7. Is vicarious liability coverage included?
8. Are there anesthesia restrictions?
9. Is Employment Practices Liability coverage offered?
10. Is there a Risk Management Program in place? Check its quality.

The Professional Liability Insurance Resource Guide for dental students and new dentists is an easy-to-use interactive tool that helps students and new dentists access valuable information needed to make an informed decision on insuring their future.

In addition to this guide, the PPP is also introducing decreased professional liability rates for new dentists. New graduates all over will benefit from these significant premium savings. First year, claims-made policies will be offered for only $50* and first year occurrence policies will be offered at a low $100*. And that’s not all… after the first year; more premium savings are still in store. *May not be available in all states

About the Professional Protector Plan for Dentists

Through their network of specialized agents, the PPP has been serving dentists nationwide since 1969. This comprehensive program was developed specifically for the dental practice by providing insurance protection through professional liability, general liability, employment practice liability, workers’ compensation, and property insurance products. Underwritten by CNA, rated “A” (excellent) by AM Best for financial stability, the PPP has proven to be a stable force in the dental professional

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