Honours and awards
The BDA's Honours and Awards are designed to acknowledge the unsung heroes of our profession; those who uphold and improve the standards of dentistry.
Each year, our Honours and Awards celebrate those who have made a significant contribution to the BDA and/or the dental profession.
Who can be nominated?
Many nominations are made through our branches and sections, committees, and other networks, but we encourage nominations from anyone who feels their nominee meets our criteria. Self-nominations are not permitted.
We particularly encourage nominations from academic, community, hospital, or armed forces dentists and we want to celebrate the diversity of our profession.
The Honours and Awards are aimed at those who have provided outstanding merit and service to their profession. They are intended to recognise outstanding contributions from individuals of all ages, backgrounds and at any stage of their careers.
There are four types of Honours and four Awards (including nomination for the BDA's President), and each aims to honour service provided from different areas of dentistry - please ensure you look at the Awards' criteria before nominating.
How do I nominate someone?
The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2024. Download the nomination form.
Our nomination form is designed to help you show how your nominee has met the Awards criteria.
We know filling in the nomination form can be a process that takes some time, but we encourage you to think about the questions and to clearly demonstrate your nominee’s meeting of the criteria on the form. It is important to complete as many of the sections as is required in order to meet the criteria of each award.
Please read our help on completing the nomination form
Please note that we do not normally accept nominations from those not working in dentistry, or from members of the public – please get in touch to discuss this if necessary.
Please contact our Honours and Awards secretariat, Alison Magee: [email protected].
Current and previous recipients
Our Honours and Awards acknowledge the unsung heroes of our profession; those who have upheld and improved the standards of dentistry.