We are the only UK based membership organisation to provide indemnity and operate internationally meaning we are in a unique position to support you, wherever you go in the world. Electives can be an exciting time but if you are going abroad you also have to be prepared for the challenges you may face, for example, communication and cultural differences, different standards of risk management and infection control, and adapting to time challenges. We hope that you find the following page useful when planning your elective. If you have any further questions, please do not hestitate to contact your school representative

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Useful websites and contact details Become a member Competitions Request confirmation of elective protection Request your free elective guide

As a student member we offer you:

  • Indemnity for your elective in many countries around the world
  • 24-hour international emergency dento-legal helpline
  • Indemnity for Good Samaritan acts

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Dental Protection Limited (registered in England No. 2374160) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Medical Protection Society Limited (MPS) which is registered in England (No.36142). Both companies have their registered office at 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PS.


‘DPL membership’, ‘DPL member’, ‘Dental Member’ and ‘Dental Protection member’ refer to a dental member of MPS. 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. 


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