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Wherever you are in your studies, we can give you the skills and confidence to help avoid risks throughout your whole career.

What is professional protection and why do I need it?

During your training, you’ll start putting into practice all the things you’ve learnt as part of a clinical placement. Professional protection can support you with any dentolegal problems that might arise from your work on placement.

This includes:

  • Issues that come from taking a history or performing a physical examination of a patient.
  • Communicating with patients and relatives.
  • Difficulties with sharing information with colleagues.
  • Dental school fitness to practise proceedings.
  • Any criminal proceedings arising from seeing patients during your training.

What is a DDO?

Dental defence organisations give you the right to request indemnity should you face any claims or complaints in your clinical practice.

With Dental Protection you get more than just defence. Membership gives you access to plenty of resources to complement your studies, empowering you to take control and avoid mistakes and risks in the future.

What's included in your student membership?

The right to request representation should you ever need it.

Access to our advice line, with impartial expert guidance from dentolegal specialists, many of whom are dentists themselves.

The dental student pocket guide, covering everything from day one as a fresher to going abroad for your elective.

Discount on a wide range of dentistry textbooks.

Protection for your elective.

Online journal Riskwise, full of insights from dentolegal experts.

Access to our online learning platform with exam support and revision resources.

Below are some of the exclusive benefits you can enjoy:

  • Elective Advice & Protection
  • Regular E-Bulletins
  • Risk Management & Ethics Modules
  • Support When You Need It

These are in addition to the benefits enjoyed by all our members:

  • Support When You Need It
  • Assistance with Complaints
  • Confidential Counselling Service
  • Education, Events & Risk Management Resources