The BDA is run by dentists for dentists. We are collectively stronger when the whole dental community works together.
We are a not-for-profit organisation, owned and run by our members, who are the heart of everything we do. We invite you to get involved.
The board (PEC) and leadership
The board is the decision-making body. The statutory board of directors makes decisions for the purposes of company law, and the Principal Executive Committee (PEC) for the purposes of trade union law.
Elected members represent their colleagues across branches of practice to ensure that your voices shape the decisions about your professional lives.
Consisting of representatives elected from local branches and sections, country councils exist for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Their job is to consider and advise the PEC on all matters relating to dentistry in the country concerned.
Some committees are appointed directly by the board to deal with particular subject areas, such as health and science. The advisory committees give detailed consideration to policy issues within the remit of their area, but do not have a representative role.
Branches and sections
Our network of 21 branches and sections are the foundation of what we do, offering representation and the ability for members to network at a local level. They offer a varied programme of educational and social events to help raise the profile of the BDA and the profession from a local perspective.