When you need support, we're by your side

Have you thought what it would feel like if a complaint against you was made to the GDC? DDU professional indemnity offers you more than just financial assistance if things go wrong.

Talking things through with one of our expert dento-legal advisers can help clarify and reassure you. It doesn’t need to be a crisis before you call us.

Our members also benefit from free online CPD that covers confidentiality, consent and capacity and much more. When you need support, we’re here for you.

Why you should choose the DDU

What are the benefits?

  • Robust defence of your professional reputation if a claim is made against you.
  • Professional indemnity that meets GDC requirements, pays your legal costs and compensates patients if you face a claim.
  • Expert dento-legal advice and support from our 24-hour helpline for day to day questions on confidentiality, patient consent and record keeping.
  • Free verifiable CPD with our online dento-legal course plus webinars to boost your learning.
  • Stay up to date with case studies, ethical dilemmas and the DDU journal.
  • If you're a DCP student about to graduate, membership costs just £10.

Becoming a member

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Request a quote to find out how much your subscription will be. Within a few working days, we’ll email you an application pack, including your quote.

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Once you’re happy to proceed, you’ll need to complete an application form.

I contacted my dento-legal adviser who took a considerable amount of time, talking me through my fears surrounding the case; his support, kindness and empathy will always remain engrained in me.”


It was one of the most stressful experiences of my professional life. However, the DDU were with me every step of the way and as dental professionals, I felt they were knowledgeable, genuinely caring and relatable.”

Consultant orthodontist, after receiving GDC complaint

Frequently asked questions

As a DCP do I need indemnity?

DCPs are responsible for ensuring you have appropriate indemnity arrangements in place when you join or renew on the GDC register.

Even if you rely on your employer’s professional indemnity arrangements for claims, it is worth considering whether it would be better to join a dental defence organisation in your own right. For example, if you were the subject of a GDC investigation, your employer’s indemnity would not provide any assistance.