Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Can I work in the UK with my previous indemnity from abroad?

No. You will be required to take out appropriate indemnity to work in the UK indemnity arrangements taken out abroad are therefore not valid. Please see section “Join Dental Protection” to view a full list of our membership rates for dentists, oral surgeons and maxillofacial surgeons and to download the PDF application form to apply for membership. Top

Q2. Will Dental Protection cover me if I work in another country?

If you leave the UK to go to any other destination to work as a dentist your UK indemnity would not be valid, but please see the section “UK Dentists Abroad” with contact details of how we can help you working overseas.Top

Q3. Does my UK Dental Protection Membership cover me if I return home to work? 

As outlined in Q2, we would be happy to make arrangements to provide indemnity for you if it is one of the countries with which we operate, otherwise you would need to make appropriate local arrangements.

Please contact member services for details of how we can help you overseas. Top

Q4. Where can I find more information about working in the UK?

Dental Protection is happy to answer any queries regarding problems or concerns that may affect your professional standing with regard to the practise of dentistry. In addition the British Dental Association’s publication “An Introduction to working in the UK” provides valuable information for non-UK qualified dentists Top

Q5. Am I entitled to receive Dental Protection publications if I were to be become a member?

Yes. Our publications are sent to each and every one of our 64,000 or more members in 70 counties around the world. In addition to this we also publish over 15 more targeted publications for different groups of members such as those in the salaried services, hygienists and therapists, students, young dentists, etc.Top

Dental Protection Limited is registered in England (No. 2374160) and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Medical Protection Society Limited (MPS) which is registered in England (No.36142). Both companies use Dental Protection as a trading name and have their registered office at 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PS.

Dental Protection Limited serves and supports the dental members of MPS with access to the full range of benefits of membership, which are all discretionary, and set out in MPS’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. MPS is not an insurance company. Dental Protection® is a registered trademark of MPS.

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