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!
Congratulations to this year's UK winner... Faraz Pourreza from Kings College London!
Faraz's winning picture is shown below. It was a tough pick this year and we congratulate all of those who sent us some fantastic photos from their electives!
Take a look at this year's runners up below. To see all this year's entries, visit our Facebook page.