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Northern Ireland

We provide a local point of contact for BDA members living and working in Northern Ireland, as well as providing strategic support and advice to BDA committees in Northern Ireland.

BDA Northern Ireland and its elected committee members seek to improve conditions for the delivery of dental services across the country, negotiating with elected representatives and Government bodies.

Dentists working in Northern Ireland are represented through the Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee, Northern Ireland Salaried Dentists Committee, and Northern Ireland Council

Northern Ireland is also represented through one seat on board, which sets our policy and strategic direction.

BDA NI seeks to influence other key-decision makers, including educational institutions, elected representatives. statutory, and non-statutory organisations.

Our committees meet regularly to consider the issues affecting the dental profession and patient care. BDA representatives take these issues forward into discussion and negotiation with elected representatives, Government bodies and the range of bodies responsible for delivery of health and social care.


BDA Northern Ireland also has an active Branch and groups which run regular events, most of which are free for members.


Latest news and blogs

Find our latest blogs online.


4 Dec 19

BDA Northern Ireland secures pause on cessation of hard copy schedules for dentists

​6 Nov 19
Consultation launched for an 'opt-out' levy model for Northern Ireland LDCs (re-issue)
​6 Nov 19
Moving the agenda forward: prioritising oral health in Northern Ireland
​5 Nov 19
Westminster report recommendation for new Northern Ireland Oral Health Strategy highly significant
​17 Oct 19
Oral health take centre stage at Stormont
​10 Oct 19
Get involved with the Northern Ireland Branch Council and BDA Benevolent Fund
​17 Sept 19
Northern Ireland needs to reconnect oral health with wider health policy
​3 Sept 19
Decade-long collapse in NI dentists' earnings' confirmed by latest official figures 

Consultations (NI and UK wide)

​March 19

DoH Hyponatraemia Implementation Programme
BDA NI Duty of Candour Workstream submission

​August 18

​Westminster Inquiry - funding priorities 2018-19 Health Budget

BDA response to Westminster Inquiry - funding priorities for 2018-19 Health Budget

​May 18

​GDC Clear and Certain: a new framework for fee setting

BDA response to GDC Clear and Certain: a new framework for fee setting

​April 18

​SDCEP - Phase-down of Dental Amalgam Use
BDA response - SDCEP Amalgam consultation



​BDA Northern Ireland

The Mount,
2 Woodstock Link,


Tel: 020 7935 0875


​Staff based in Northern Ireland

Tristen Kelso​

Iain Hoy
National Director, BDA Northern Ireland

Senior Policy Advisor
Laura Orr
Committee and Administration Support Officer

Staff based outside Northern Ireland

​Alan Pitcaithley

David Paul
​Practice Management Consultant for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Employment Relations Officer


We may record telephone conversations to offer you additional security, resolve complaints, for regulatory compliance and to improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.