Start your dental studies off on the right foot

Student membership is free, plus you’ll get the DDU journal, savings on dental textbooks, indemnity for your elective and access to DF1 interview support.

You can turn to our dento-legal helpline for confidential advice if you face criticism from patients during the clinical aspects of your course or need support at a local investigation.

DDU student membership is only available to dental students in the UK who are on a GDC recognised dental degree or training programme. Excludes clinical activity undertaken outside of a training post.

Why you should choose the DDU

What are the benefits?

  • Free Oxford Dictionary of Dentistry when you join as a fresher.
  • Great savings on textbooks from leading publishers, plus sponsorship for student events.
  • Stay up to date with case studies, student articles, ethical dilemmas and the DDU journal.
  • Make light work of planning your elective with our guide to elective planning, plus free indemnity for your elective.
  • School talks from our dento-legal advisers about preparing for DF1.
  • Free e-learning on popular topics like perio and social media.
  • Robust defence and personal support if you ever face GDC student fitness to practise procedures.
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Free dictionary for freshers

Students studying dentistry applying in their first year receive the Oxford Dictionary of Dentistry.

Becoming a member

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Complete your application

Simply fill out our student application form.

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Frequently asked questions

Why do I need membership?

We support members throughout their careers. For students, this means access to services and resources that will help you make the most of your student years.

DDU student membership is free and is only available to dental students in the UK. It provides access to a wide range of services and support in addition to the core benefits of membership and can assist you throughout your studies.