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Extra support and discounted membership for dentists in the early stages of your career.

Young Dentists

Extra support and discounted membership for dentists in the early stages of their career.
Don't miss our Early Bird offer!
Class of 2014 graduates who sign up before 31 December 2014 will receive DPL membership and indemnity insurance until 30 June 2016 at no cost!

We are pleased to announce our Early Bird offer for newly qualified dentists who sign up for graduate membership before 31 December 2014. This offer gives you cover until 30 June 2016 at no cost, but already in place for the date you start work.

Once you start work you will need to ensure you have access to the best possible risk management advice and guidance. Become a graduate member and receive a whole range of benefits to help support you as you prepare for your future career, including access to 18 months of indemnity.  

As a member of DPL you are able to apply at the same time for a Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy with $20m of cover underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd (MDANI). (Excludes WA graduates – please contact the ADA WA Branch for further information on 08 9211 5600.)

We know you have a lot on your mind during your final year but we recommend you try to organise your graduate membership as soon as you can, and take full advantage of the membership package. For those who miss the Early Bird offer and apply for graduate membership after 31 December, it will cost $55.

To join, simply complete and return the Graduate Early Bird Application Form
Graduate membership with a difference!

DPL has extensive experience of protecting and supporting the dental profession in Australia. We provide colleague to colleague support through a team of five dento-legal advisers. Our team also have access to the expert input from DPL’s Australian Advisory Panel (spanning general and specialist practice, hospital, university, community and defence forces dentistry) and a large panel of other experienced clinical experts based throughout Australia. All this is backed up by the biggest and most experienced team of dento-legal advisers in the world. DPL has an additional dedicated team of seven senior advisers with first-hand experience of Australian cases, as does the Dental Director.

Such experience ensures appropriate assistance and advice on problems relating to the practice of dentistry, including advice on law and ethics and the management of potentially difficult situations. DPL uses several specialist firms of solicitors working across each State and Territory of Australia, some of whom have worked with DPL continuously for 20 or 30 years.

Get in touch!

We understand this is a hectic time for you so we want to support you as much as possible now, and as you start work. Please get in touch with your school rep if you have any questions regarding membership or need advice or assistance as you prepare for work.

ADSA Graduation Booklet 2014

ADSA has put together a Graduation Booklet filled with helpful information such as how to register with the Dental Board, setting up a Medicare provider and prescriber number and organising your dental indemnity insurance. There are also suggestions on ways to find employment and details on continuing professional development. 

Benefits of graduate membership:

  • Support When You Need It
  • Assistance with Complaints
  • Confidential Counselling Service
  • Education, Events & Risk Management Resources
  • Access to 18 Months' Extended Indemnity