Jane Merivale: Top dento-legal expert joins BDA Indemnity
19 August 2019
The BDA has announced Jane Merivale, former Senior Dento-Legal Advisor and Head of Policy and Technical at Dental Protection, as the latest addition to the crack team at BDA Indemnity.
Graduating as a dentist with honours from Guys Hospital, Jane has accumulated two decades of dento-legal experience, while also leading a successful practice in South London. With a Master of Laws (LLM) in Medical Law from Cardiff University, Jane rose up the ranks at Dental Protection to become one of the foremost authorities in her field.
On top of extensive experience of complex UK cases, she has served as Head of Dental Services for dentists in both Singapore and Malaysia, leading the assessment, recruitment, training and development of new advisors, and was instrumental in the creation of the 'Communication in Dentistry' and 'Record Keeping' risk management programmes.
Starting in late August Jane will lead on building and coaching a sector-leading advisory team at the BDA.
BDA Managing Director Peter Ward said:
"Jane Merivale's track record speaks for itself. She brings formidable skills, tested at home and abroad, that mean BDA members can practise with confidence.
"BDA Indemnity is now home to the UK's top dento-legal minds, combining clinical perspective from the coalface, with decades of experience overseeing complex cases.
"Jane joins a team that has already transformed the marketplace for indemnity. Together we offer more than insurance. We can provide dentists with real peace of mind."