How we can help you on your elective



As a student member you can seek our assistance if problems arise from your involvement in the clinical care of patients during your elective. We can also help with indemnity for claims arising from any Good Samaritan acts you perform.

Before you go on your elective, please contact our membership team on freephone 0800 085 0614 to confirm details of your elective and the benefits available to students undertaking electives in the country you're planning to visit1.

Dento-legal advice

If you need help with a dento-legal or ethical issue before or during your elective, you can call our dento-legal helpline. Experienced dentists are on hand to respond to queries and offer expert support and guidance.

Our dento-legal team is available between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. Advice is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for dento-legal emergencies or urgent queries. You can call us on 0800 374 626 or +44 (0)20 7202 1500

1Due to legislation we are unable to offer indemnity for any work undertaken in Australia during your elective. We can however provide you with access to our dento-legal helpline and indemnity for Good Samaritan acts. We would expect any clinical work undertaken on an elective to be directly supervised by a registered practitioner carrying their own indemnity.

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This page was correct at publication on . Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.


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