DPL operates internationally and so we are in a unique position to support you, wherever you go in the world.

As a student member we offer you:  

  • Full indemnity if your elective is outside of Australia
  • 24 hour international emergency dento-legal helpline
  • Indemnity for 'Good Samaritan Acts'

Electives can be an exciting time but if you are going abroad you also have to be prepared for the challenges they can present, for example, communication and cultural differences, different standards of risk management and infection control and adapting to time challenges.

Click here to see Dental Protection's list of emergency contacts worldwide
Click here for useful elective related internet links

As a student member you are automatically indemnified for your elective outside of Australia. If you have any questions please contact Ken Parker 

We have also produced a range of articles on electives, click here to see an example, When electives go bad.

Share your elective photos and you could win $500 and other great prizes!

Why not share your elective snaps and enter them in our elective photo competition? The competition is open to people who have carried out their elective this year. You can enter up to three photos of your choice. The elective competition has been running in the UK for and number of years and has been so popular. This is the first year we are launching the competition for Australian dental students so get involved!

Take a look at this year's winners below. To see all this year's entries, visit our Facebook page.


To submit your photo please email kara.stokes@mps.org.uk
For full details of the competition visit our Facebook page

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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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