BSDHT Indemnity

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BSDHT Indemnity, looking after our members and working for a better profession

At our BSDHT Oral Health Conference in Belfast, we made a very special announcement, one which we believe will be significantly beneficial to our members and the profession as a whole in the future. We launched the BSDHT Indemnity, a brand-new insurance policy developed especially for Dental Hygienists and those dually qualified in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (DHT).

For many years you, our members, have raised with us the issue of the cost of your indemnity. Traditionally the prices of your policies have been driven higher than they should be as you are on the same policy as a dent. Dentists, typically, have a higher exposure of risk in their profession and therefore this increases the chances of a higher premium, which in turn drives the prices of policies for Dental Hygienists and DHT.

We face a much lower exposure to risk in our profession and as such are a lower risk group when it comes to indemnity and this is what you, our members, wanted reflected in your policy costs. You have repeatedly told us it is unfair that you are forced to incur the higher premiums of typical insurance policies, so we did something about it.

BSDHT is an organisation that listens and works very closely with our members to make sure we are doing the best for their professional future, that is why we thought it was important to take this step to give you the best possible deal.

BSDHT Indemnity is an exclusive offer for our 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.   

Launching on 1st January 2017. If your renewal date is coming up, or you would like to register your interest for a future date, please email bsdht@howdengroup.com or call them on 01273 523664.


Helen Minnery

President, British Society Dental Hygiene and Therapy