The importance of Professional Liability insurance for dental hygienists and assistants
Making smiles bright and healthy is the name of your game. As a dental hygienist or assistant, you’re responsible for hands-on treatment of your patients and you’re also tasked with other important duties to assist your dental office in providing great service.
But sadly, malpractice lawsuits against dental hygienists and assistants are growing in numbers. From delayed detection of periodontal disease to an injury during a cleaning to failure to keep patient records current—a patient who feels wronged, rightfully or not, can be quick to sue.
Lockton Affinity Health’s Professional Liability insurance is tailored exclusively for dental hygienists and assistants. It covers defense costs and judgments or settlements that result from a claim against you, plus pays you for lost wages while defending a claim.