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Make sure you’re all set for dental school and you could win your first year’s tuition fees

We want to help you get a flying start with dental school and ensure you’ve got all the essentials. You’ll need a laptop, textbooks and many other things when you start university, but it’s equally important to make sure you have professional protection in place.

With tuition fees in the UK now amongst the highest in the world, we like to try and help where we can.

Not only is our student membership completely free, but one lucky, new dental protection member will win their first year’s university tuition fees – up to £9,250 – easing the financial burden after graduation.

Give yourself the best start in your dental career and be in with a chance of winning – join Dental Protection today.

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Win £9,250

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 during this placement.

A dental defence organisation gives 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.

This includes:


Issues that come from taking a patient’s history or performing a physical examination.

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.

Benefits of Student Membership

Joining Dental Protection is completely free while you’re studying and being a student member means you have access to a whole range of benefits that support you and your studies.

Our helpline regularly receives calls from student asking for support. If you’ve got a query or need some advice you can contact our experienced dentolegal advice line.

Up to 25% off a wide range of medical textbooks including Oxford University Press and Wisepress.

Advice on ethical issues and whistleblowing when on placement and shadowing clinicians

Guidance on patient safety and consent

Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim.

A dentolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7.

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints.

Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, dentolegal consultants and professional claims managers.

The best part? All of this is completely free throughout your time as a dental student.

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

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