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What is a DDO?

DDO stands for ‘Dental Defence Organisation’. They provide protection and support with claims and cases arising from clinical practice. As a mutual, not for profit, organisation, Dental Protection exists to support members and help protect their careers and reputation.

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

Why do I need Dental Protection as a student?

During your studies, you’ll start putting into practice what you’ve learned by treating patients in clinic. You can request assistance from Dental Protection with dentolegal problems that might arise from this work. While it may not seem like something you require right now, it’s important to have the protection just in case you need it.

As well as this, we can help give you the tools and skills to help avoid problems from arising in the first place. We offer a range of risk prevention resources to help you now and throughout your whole career as a dental professional.

Do I receive a hoodie for signing up to membership as a DCP student?

If you’re a fresher, yes. Simply sign up to our free student membership and one of our relationship managers will be in touch to arrange this. 

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When can I contact Dental Protection as a student?

As a member, you can call our dentolegal advice line for assistance and advice during normal working hours. In addition, our emergency line is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Expert guidance from our dentolegal team is just part of what makes being a Dental Protection member worthwhile.

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