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Dental Protection membership


Join Dental Protection

Why join the 64,000 dental colleagues who already have membership with us?

Support When You Need It

You can access advice, request assistance with claims for negligence, damages and the associated legal costs and receive support when you need it from more than 70 dentolegal advisers who are here to help. During normal daytime working hours or in an emergency, we have someone to take your calls, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Assistance with Complaints

Whether you are facing a complaint to the GDC or disciplinary proceedings, our dentolegal advisers and local advisers will work closely together on your behalf. The dentolegal advisers can ably navigate the ethical and legal maze on your behalf; and our local advisers are here to support you every step of the way, should you need it.

We can help you formulate a response to a complaint and assist and support you through to its resolution. We can work with you to look at why complaints arise and how to minimise the risks of recurrence.

Should you attract adverse publicity, we can issue press statements and act as a spokesperson to the media to shield you as far as possible from having to deal directly with the press.

Confidential Counselling Service

We offer access to a counselling service if you are suffering from stress and anxiety as a result of complaints, claims, or dental council hearings. This service is tailored to your requirements and delivered by fully trained, qualified and registered psychologists and counsellors, and is entirely independent and confidential.

Education, Events & Risk Management Resources

Gain verifiable continuing professional development at our events, workshops and lecture programmes and via Prism, our online CPD and learning portal, offering a wide range of modules plus access to our award-winning publications.

Joining a defence organisation is one of the most important decisions you will make in protecting your dental career. That’s why 75% of UK young dentists choose to be Dental Protection members. 

Rates may vary if you work in Scotland, as a Practice Principal or have not completed dental foundation training year one. Contact our Membership Service Centre Helpline on Freephone 0800 561 9000 and they will advise on the rates applicable to your personal circumstances.


How to renew


Contact our Service Centre Helpline on 0800 561 9000. Please ensure you have your Dental Protection and GDC membership numbers and your bank details to hand.



Already a member? renew online now, please make sure you have your Dental Protection membership number to hand.

Further information

If you have any questions about the renewal process and would like to discuss in more details please do not hesitate to contact the young dentist team at