We are the only UK based membership organisation to provide indemnity and operate internationally meaning we are in a unique position to support you on your elective in many countries around 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.

Get in touch

It is vital that you get in touch with us before you travel to ensure we can provide the correct elective protection for your trip.​​ Call the student helpline on 0800 952 0442 or contact your rep

Click on the map below to view previous elective photographs submitted by students to our annual Elective Photo Competition

As a student member we offer you:

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

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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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