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The majority of dentists in general practice work as self-employed associates. The relationship between associates and practice owners centres on the associate making regular (usually monthly) payments to the practice owner in return for the use of the practice premises, equipment, materials and staff.

Making a bad situation worse?

Philip McEvoy tells us why the wrong pensions tax reforms could make a bad situation worse.

Working for you: BDA Scotland in 2020

Our focus for BDA Scotland for 2020 is to ensure that NHS dentistry remains sustainable and that dentists are at the heart of oral health policy decisions in Scotland.

Top five things you can do for your mental wellbeing

Hina Patel shares her top five tips on how to de-stress, which one will you try first?

Young dentists and the BDA Benevolent Fund

We sat down to speak to Laura Hannon, General Manager of the BDA Benevolent Fund, to find out how they support young dentists in financial need.

What’s it like being an associate dentist?

Janine Sohota tells us how she dealt with the “UDA rut” and chose a career path that works for her.

Joining up the dots

Roz McMullan on bringing organisations together to tackle stress in dentistry.

Celebrating the contribution of an outstanding younger dentist: Reena Wadia

​We are really pleased to announce that Reena Wadia has been chosen as the recipient of the Joy Harrild Award for Young Dentists in the latest round of BDA Honours and Awards.

Museum volunteer honoured by the BDA: Joanna Breach

We are thrilled that Joanna Breach is being honoured with a BDA Certificate of Merit for Services to the Association in the latest round of BDA Honours and Awards.

Putting your money where your mouth is: funding for dentistry in Wales

It’s great to see Assembly Members continuing to back our call for investment to end the access crisis in Wales.