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

BDA Scotland and its elected committee members seek to improve conditions for the delivery of dental services across the country, negotiating directly with the Scottish Government.


Dentists working in Scotland are represented through the:



Scotland is also represented through one seat on our 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 the Scottish Government and the range of bodies responsible for delivery of health and social care.


See our fees guide for 2021-22.

​Coronavirus - latest information

Latest news and blogs

​6 May

Scotland: Lobbying government to change dentistry

​29 April

How Scotland's political parties aim to improve dentistry

​15 April

Scotland: Putting dentistry on the political agenda

​15 April

Dentists ready to work with next Scottish Government to rebuild services

​23 March

Dentists: Scottish Government to address maternity pay shortfall

​19 March

Dentists: Scottish Government must correct slip of the tongue on access crisis

​17 March

Scotland: New intermediate funding arrangements for NHS dentistry

​4 MarchBecoming a volunteer vaccinator in Scotland
​23 February

Scotland’s dental crisis: New data shows all parties need to act as inequalities widen

​17 February

Scotland: Seeking clarity for dental students

​17 February

Scotland: Clarity for mixed practices on £500 COVID payments

​16 February 

Scottish Government must avoid 'Two-Tier' support for dental students

​12 February

Safety net delivered for dental students as 2021 graduation deferred

​3 FebruaryScotland: Putting PDS in the spotlight
​2 February

​Dentistry in Scotland at risk, as dental schools face uncertain future


​BDA Scotland


Forsyth House, 
Lomond Court, 

Castle Business Park 


FK9 4TU​​​

Tel: 01786 476040
Email: enquiries@bda.org

​Staff based in Scotland​​

Dr Phil Grigor

​BDA Scotland National Director

Elaine Bruce

Policy Officer

​Kirsten Phillips

​Policy Advisor

David Paul​

Employment Relations Officer

Alan Pitcaithley

​Practice Management Consultant for Scotland and Northern Ireland

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.