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BDA 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 the BDA's Principal Executive Committee, our executive board, which sets our policy and strategic direction.

We also seek to influence other key-decision makers, including educational institutions, political parties and 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.


News

​19 December
NI dentists demand answers on NHS birthday investment, following sugar tax lost windfall
​12 December
Northern Ireland CDS contract update
​11 December
BDA Board elections results 2019-2021
​4 December
EU settlement scheme - pilot for healthcare professionals
​30 November
Whole mouth extractions evidence of continuing decay epidemic, dentists warn
​14 November
BDA Northern Ireland repeats call for urgent action in HPV vaccine
​13 November
Sugar Summit to map out next phase in war on decay and obesity
​16 October
Recognition of dentist income reduction welcome, says BDA Northern Ireland

​3 October

The latest on pay uplifts: fundamental reform needed

​28 September

Getting involved locally: it's about taking part

​26 September

Feeling discouraged as a dental associate? Tips to get your career back on track

​19 September

​Supporting dental patients to quit smoking: stoptober 2018

​13 September

LDC Conference 2018: a round up


Consultations

​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

​January 18

​Department of Finance Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020

BDA NI response to the Department of Finance Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020 


Blog

​19 December
BDA Northern Ireland 2018: speaking up for dentistry
​18 December
Do you believe in dentistry? BDA Northern Ireland 2018
​18 December
What do kids think of their dentist?
​6 December
A career in dental politics in Northern Ireland
​15 November
We need to talk about suicide: BDA Northern Ireland Branch event
​19 October
CDS Annual meeting 2018: bringing community dentists together
5 September​
​Investment needed not austerity: the viability of dentistry in Northern Ireland being put at risk



​BDA Northern Ireland

The Mount,
2 Woodstock Link,
Belfast
BT6 8DD

 

Tel: 020 7935 0875

​Email:northernIrelandoffice@bda.org

​Staff based in Northern Ireland

Tristen Kelso​BDA Northern Ireland National Director
Laura OrrCommittee and Administration Support Officer


Staff based outside Northern Ireland

​Alan Pitcaithley

​Practice Management Consultant for Scotland and Northern Ireland