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As you’re studying to be a dentist, you need the support security and strength that comes from togetherness.

Be part of something that reflects your ambitions and dreams, something that will be by your side from your first lecture, to your first day in practice. And every day after that.

Join the society that supports, protects and champions you, your studies and the vital work you will do.

Professional protection… What is it and why do I need it?

You might not have thought about it yet, but as a budding dental professional, it’s important to be prepared for what your future holds. That’s where we come in.

Professional protection, also known as indemnity, can help you with any dentolegal issues that may arise from both your time as a student and throughout your whole career. This can be anything from patient complaints, to claims and referrals, to the General Dental Council.

When you join Dental Protection, you receive support throughout your studies and beyond, so you can be the best dental professional you can be. Joining means you’ll be part of a member-owned, not-for-profit organisation, made up of, and supported by, fellow dental practitioners.

You’ll be joining a network of more than 300,000 members around the world, and should you need help or support, we’re just a phone call away. There’s a whole host of membership benefits at your fingertips, including an online learning platform to help you develop your skills throughout your career too.


What’s included?

Well, firstly, it’s completely FREE throughout your studies. Being a student member gives you access to a whole range of benefits. Here’s a snapshot:


Discount on useful dentistry textbooks


Dentolegal advice line – whatever your question, problem or dilemma, we’re here for you


Access to webinars or in-person workshops to build your skills and knowledge


Access to our online learning hub with exam support and revision resources for your SJT


The right to request protection for your elective


The right to request protection for Good Samaritan acts


Studying can be stressful – we have a completely confidential counselling service ready to support you

Don’t just take our word for it…

Hear all about being a member from our ambassador Dr Yewande.

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We’ve made it our life’s work to protect the protectors of tomorrow. You are the future of dentistry, be prepared, be protected. Join today.

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