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You are in safe hands

Electives can be an exciting time but, if you are going abroad, you also have to be prepared for the clinical challenges you may face. Communication and cultural differences, together with varying standards of risk management and infection control can all test your professional integrity.

You may come across circumstances and situations which are a legal, ethical or clinical challenge, and we can offer you best possible professional protection, including access to emergency telephone advice to help you through any dilemmas you may encounter whilst you are away. 

As experts in risk management – with 68,000 dental members worldwide – we are perfectly placed to support you.
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.​​ Contact your rep for more information.

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As a student member you are entitled to:

  • Access to protection for your elective in many countries around the world
  • Access to our 24-hour international emergency dentolegal helpline
  • Access indemnity for Good Samaritan acts
Studying overseas?
Your membership could travel with you. We have more than 68,000 dental members worldwide, so it could be possible to continue your membership with us in your chosen destination.

If you are planning to study overseas, please contact us to inform us of your change in circumstances and to find out if you will be able to access our member benefits in the country in which you are intending to study.

© 2019 The Medical Protection Society Limited

DPL Australia Pty Ltd (“DPLA”) is registered in Australia with ABN 24 092 695 933. Dental Protection Limited (“DPL”) is registered in England (No. 2374160) and along with DPLA is part of the Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”) group of companies. MPS is registered in England (No. 00036142). Both DPL and MPS have their registered office at Level 19, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG. DPL serves and supports the dental members of MPS. All the benefits of MPS membership are discretionary, as set out in MPS’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. “Dental Protection member” in Australia means a non-indemnity dental member of MPS. Dental Protection members may hold membership independently or in conjunction with membership of the Australian Dental Association (W.A. Branch) Inc. (“ADA WA”).

Dental Protection members who hold membership independently need to apply for, and where applicable maintain, an individual Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd (“MDA”), ABN 56 058 271 417, AFS Licence No. 238073. DPLA is a Corporate Authorised Representative of MDA with CAR No. 326134. For such Dental Protection members, by agreement with MDA, DPLA provides point-of-contact member services, case management and colleague-to-colleague support.

Dental Protection members who are also ADA WA members need to apply for, and where applicable maintain, an individual Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA, which is available in accordance with the provisions of ADA WA membership.

None of ADA WA, DPL, DPLA and MPS are insurance companies. Dental Protection® is a registered trademark of MPS.