Overseas-trained Dentists in the UK


Overseas-trained dentists planning to work in the UK must first register with the regulatory authority (the General Dental Council) and ensure that they have the right to work in the UK. You will either need to obtain an appropriate work permit, or be able to demonstarte your eligibility through acquired rights or derived rights under EU law.

"The General Dental Council (GDC) only recognises certain overseas dental qualifications as eligible for registration. You must confirm your registration status and the documentation required for registration with the GDC before you travel to the UK."

Professional Indemnity

"The GDC requires all registered dentists and dental care professionals to hold adequate and appropriate indemnity against negligence claims. Failure to do so may result in Professional Misconduct."

Dental Protection

DPL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Medical Protection Society (MPS). It is a mutual (not for profit) organisation which indemnifies the majority of dentists, hygienists and therapists registered in the UK. This UK-based organisation operates in 70 countries worldwide and dentists who are already DPL/MPS members in their own country can transfer their membership to and from the UK.

Please feel free to contact us for infomation.


  • Membership Enquiries

    Membership Services
    Dental Protection Ltd
    Victoria House
    2 Victoria Place
    LS11 5AE

    Tel +44(0)207 399 1400

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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