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Working abroad

If you are planning to work overseas, we want to ensure you are properly prepared so that you can make the most of your experience.

Whether you are relocating permanently, for just a year, or working on an expedition or voluntary project, it is vital that you have access to appropriate indemnity as new countries and new roles can mean new risks.

Dental Protection has over 68,000 members worldwide, so if you are planning to work overseas, membership can usually be arranged.

If you are not a member but would like to join, please contact Membership Operations to request an application pack and a quote for membership.

Our website for specifically for young dentists, has a wealth of information from dentists who have practised overseas and information about what you should consider before you move. Visit the working abroad section of

Working in Australia

Australia continues to be one of the most popular destinations for UK dental graduates to work. The article New to Australia, describes the processes involved.

Dental Protection has offices in Brisbane and Melbourne, which can make arranging your membership in Australia an easy process.

Members should contact Membership Operations well in advance of their intended travel date, providing the details and dates of any work they are intending to undertake overseas.