Recent dental graduates

Am I eligible for a fee waived recent dental graduate membership?

If you’ve graduated in the in the last four years, you may be eligible for MIPS Membership, to which we waive the fee for the first 12 months. As a member-based organisation, we’re here to support recent dental graduates both professionally and financially.

As a MIPS member you can continue to learn and start your career with confidence knowing that your covered in the unlikely event something doesn’t go to plan. Please note, new and recent graduates are not covered to perform minor cosmetic procedures or surgical placement of dental implants.

If you’ve commenced a dental specialist training program, you’ll need to apply for a dental specialist training basis.

Why do I need professional protection?

During your career you’re likely to face professional challenges such as patient complaints, regulatory issues, claims against you, and other similar matters.

MIPS is here to reinforce your sense of confidence, providing advice and support to help you navigate your way through these times and manage risk in your practice. Our team is here to help 24/7 via our support line, plus we also provide a range of professional development opportunities to help you build a risk prevention mindset and develop your career.

Why choose MIPS?

As a member-owned not-for-profit organisation, every decision is made with our members in mind. We’re here to protect you and your professional reputation with comprehensive insurance cover. As a MIPS Member you’ll also have access to resources, advice, and support 24 hours a day from medico-legal experts.

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Comprehensive Indemnity Cover

Providing you protection for up to $20 million in claims*

*The maximum amount we will pay in the aggregate per annual membership period.

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24/7 Medico-Legal Advice

Ability to speak with an experienced professional any time of the day

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Access to accredited professional development (CPD) and on-demand learning.


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2. Review your quote
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3. Apply to MIPS
MIPS membership ceases at 30 June each year. Other policies typically cease at 30 June or 31 December. Check with your existing provider for cancellation fees. You can pay your membership fee by monthly instalments at no additional cost.

Choose MIPS to protect your purpose

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, and can benefit from our on-demand CPD and 24/7 support.

MIPS Members enjoy a 9% discount with Australian Unity for private health insurance*.

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  Health insurance

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Australian Unity Health Limited (Australian Unity) ABN 13 078 722 568 is a registered health insurer. MIPS receives no financial benefit or commission from any health insurance products sold to members.

*9% discount includes all other retail discounts and is only available when paying by direct debit. The discount is not available through brokers or comparators, and excludes Overseas Visitor Cover. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discounts

Insurance cover is subject to the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the policy. The information provided is general advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances or needs. You should review the Member Handbook Combined PDS and FSG and/or contact MIPS on 1800 061 113, before making a decision. Information is current as at the date published.