Whether you're an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, general dentist or dentist in training, you can find a MIPS membership category to suit your practice.

If you are like many Australian dentists, you may be working in a small practice, which you may part own, or be working in a larger practice or hospital. You can find a MIPS membership category to cover your area of practice and amend the basis for full private practice, both private and employer indemnified practice or full employer indemnified practice.

MIPS provides cover for several thousand of Australia’s 17,000 dentists and provides highly competitive rates.

If you graduated in the last five years, you may be eligible for a recent dental graduate basis for your membership which may attract a lower membership fee.

Suitable membership categories for dentists are:

  • Dentist
  • Dento-maxillofacial radiology
  • Endodontics
  • Forensic odontology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Oral medicine
  • Oral pathology
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Public health dentistry (Community dentistry)

Get a fee estimate

See the Membership Benefits Handbook for a description of categories including specified procedures.

Recent dental graduates

Oral health practitioners

You have a choice

Many dental professionals choose to join MIPS and still keep their membership with the ADA or DHAA. You can opt out of paying indemnity with other organisations and just have your indemnity through MIPS – this way you don’t pay twice for indemnity cover.

Blended pricing

Our fees are calculated using a unique blended pricing model which provides an equitable approach that accurately reflects each member’s risk exposure from current and past practice. This means you pay the fee that reflects your risk, not somebody else's.


Downloads and links

How to select the right category

Membership Benefits Handbook

Members’ Insurance Covers Handbook

Membership Application form

Do you own your own practice?

If so, you may consider whether the MIPS practice entity insurance cover would cover your practice. This added protection provides liability cover for your practice and your practice staff, such as dental assistants and receptionists. It is provided at no additional cost and you do not need to apply for cover separately.

Finance for your needs

MIPS has partnered with Eclipx to help meet some of the common needs of healthcare professionals.

The program takes an innovative approach to providing finance options at various career stages.

Relocation and debt consolidation

Access to a simple personal loan of $20,000 to finance your re-location for work, debt consolidation or other purpose

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Safe and reliable transport

A safe reliable car is invaluable when getting from home to work and back again

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Purchasing practice equipment

Lease, buy outright, chattel mortgage - speak to the experts to finance new equipment for your practice

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