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What do we do?

We are the voice of dentists and dental students in the UK. We bring dentists together, support our members through advice and education, and represent their interests.

Here for members

As the trade union and professional body, we represent all fields of dentistry including general practice, community dental services, the armed forces, hospitals, academia, public health and research.


We are owned and run by our members and all our income is reinvested for the benefit of the profession.


What we believe

Dentists are critical to the health of the nation and we want to see better oral health for all. We stand up for dentists, so they can deliver the very best care for their patients.


What we want (our mission)

  • Promote the interests of our members

  • Advance the art, science and ethics of dentistry

  • Improve the nation’s oral health.

Who we are (our values)

As a professional body and trade union, our duty is to serve the needs of our members. We believe that together, we can achieve more than we could individually.


We are committed to:

  • Supporting our members throughout their professional lives

  • Using our influence for the benefit of members, the dental profession and patients

  • Sharing our collective knowledge and expertise

  • Placing members at the heart of everything we do

  • The principle that together, we are stronger.