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Support to become the best dentist you can be

Wherever you are in your studies, we can give you the tools and skills 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 what you’ve learned by going out on clinical placement. Professional protection can assist 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 also get more than defence. Membership gives you access to plenty of resources to complement your studies, empowering you to help avoid mistakes and risks in the future. 

What’s included in your student membership?

Up to 25% discount on a wide range of dentistry textbooks.
Free online journal Riskwise, full of insights from dentolegal experts.
Free access to our online learning platform with exam support and revision resources.
The dental student pocket guide, covering everything from day one as a fresher to going abroad for your elective.
Access to our advice line, with impartial expert guidance from dentolegal specialists, many of whom are dentists themselves.
The right to request representation should you ever need it.
Protection for your elective.

Continuing your membership

How to renew

Your membership is free throughout your time at dental school, and when it comes time to graduate we are here to give you the support you need to practice with confidence.

There are several ways for you to renew your membership when you graduate. Choose the one that’s right for you.

1. Fill out the form we send to you and return it to us

You will receive your renewal pack in the post. Complete the form and return it to us for free.

2. Download a form

If you don’t have a printed form you can download one, print it, and send us a completed version.

Please return your completed form to Member Operations, Dental Protection, Victoria House, 2 Victoria Place, Leeds LS11 5AE.

3. Speak to us 

To renew over the phone, or to speak to one of the team, you can ring us on 0800 561 9000.
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