About to graduate?

Become a graduate member of Dental Protection and receive a whole range of benefits and support preparing you for your future career. If you sign up before 31 December in your final year, graduate membership includes 18 months indemnity at no cost to cover you for when you start work*

We know you have a lot on your plate during your final year but we recommend you try to organise your graduate membership as soon as you can to 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.

*Excludes WA graduates. Please contact the ADA WA Branch for further information on 08 9211 5600.

Your Future Starts Here

Dental Protection understands that final year is a hectic time for you and we want to support you as much as possible, now and as you prepare to start work. Although working life may seem a long way off - your final year will be increasingly busy and it's good to get as prepared as possible. This is why we have created Your Future Starts Here - a final year section tailored to your needs and filled with advice and useful information for a successful future.

Click here for more information.

ADSA Graduation Booklet 2014

ADSA has put together the ADSA Graduation Booklet 2014, a 'how to' guide for graduation. It is 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 Continual Professional Development.

Click here to download the booklet.

Benefits of graduate membership:

  • 18 months extended indemnity
    You receive 18 months indemnity from the date you start work. This gives you full cover for 18 months, so no extra cost. As a member of DPL you are able to apply for a professional indemnity insurance policy with $20m of cover underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd (MDANI)
  • Emergency dento-legal helpline
    To prevent any sleepless nights, you will have access to our experienced team of 58 dento-legal advisers, including an emergency helpline available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Free law, ethics and risk management CD-ROMs
    12 ethics and 36 risk management modules. Modules including consent and record keeping.
  • Your own publication
    Riskwise, a biannual publication, covers a broad range of risk management issues, covering key issues faced by young dentists.
  • Advice and support during your course
    One of the benefits of free student membership with Dental Protection is help and support during your course. We believe that it is important to be able to speak to an experienced professional colleague, who can understand and empathise with the situation you are in.

Working abroad?

Many graduates consider working abroad as an option following qualification and vocational training. DPL operates internationally which means it is likely that your membership can travel with you.

We operate in 70 countries worldwide so it is likely we will be able to indemnify you in your chosen destination.

Click here for further information.

Here to help!

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 Ken Parker if you have any questions regarding membership or need advice or assistance about preparing for work, or click here to meet our advisory team.


If an incident occurs or you would like to speak to a dento-legal adviser, please call 1800 444 542.


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DPL Australia Pty Ltd ('DPLA') ABN 24 092 695 933, CAR No. 326134 is a Corporate Authorised Representative of MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd ABN 56 058 271 417, AFS Licence No. 238073. DPLA members have access to the Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd.

DPLA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Medical Protection Society Limited (MPS) (registered in England No. 36142) at 33 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PS. ‘DPL member’ and ‘DPLA member’ means a non-indemnity dental member of MPS served by DPLA. The benefits of MPS membership are discretionary and set out in its Memorandum and Articles of Association. Neither DPLA nor MPS are insurance companies.

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