The Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association has been offering malpractice or professional liability insurance to eligible dental assistants since 1998.
When we first introduced the program, many dental assistants believed it was not necessary to protect themselves since insurance policies held by their employer would cover them.
The truth is that everyone is vulnerable and all oral health care practitioners should be covered by their own malpractice insurance policy!
Dental assistants have been sued and have benefited from the advice, legal support and financial payments included with our national malpractice program.
The national malpractice insurance program is designed to provide the protection for injury to dental patients that result in large claims of pain/suffering/injury and even death. Anesthetic mistakes, hand slips, choking or even allergic reactions all pose serious risks to patients and could result in very large lawsuits!
The CDAA Malpractice Insurance Policy is in effect from February 1st to January 31st and can be renewed on an annual basis. You can purchase malpractice at the same cost throughout the year, however you will only be covered from the date we process your application to January 31st.
CDAA Malpractice Insurance is available only to dental assistants who are members of one of CDAA Organizational Members (AADQ and NSDAA).
If you are registered with the Manitoba Dental Assistants Association, New Brunswick Dental Assistants Association or Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Assistants Association, your malpractice insurance coverage is included with your licensing fees. Unfortunately, as of March 2015, CDAA no longer has an Organizational Member from Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, therefore CDAA is unable to accept applications from these provinces.
If you are from Quebec or Nova Scotia please fill out our malpractice application form and send it in to CDAA office to ensure that you are protected!
View the 2020-2021 Malpractice Insurance Application Form – L’assurance faute professionnelle au travail and download to apply today!