Dental Indemnity in India-A Missing Link
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ajay Mahajan
Department of Periodontics
Himachal Pradesh Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 25, 2014; Accepted date: September 09, 2014; Published date: September 11, 2014
Citation: Mahajan A, Bedi R, Mahajan P (2014) Dental Indemnity in India-A Missing Link. Dentistry 4:253. doi: 10.4172/2161-1122.1000253
Copyright: © 2014 Mahajan A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Whereas dental insurance and indemnity are essential for the dentists practicing in the western world it is still a neglected field in developing countries. Majority of the population in India lives in villages and unaware of the concept of dental indemnity. The ever increasing demand of dental treatment among the urban population and overseas dental patients seeking dental treatment in India also underscores the need for creating a system for safe delivery of dental care and compensating the patient in case of any negligence while delivering the same. The review discusses the importance of raising the issue of dental indemnity and its implications on delivering safe patient care in dentistry.