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What is BDA Good Practice?

BDA Good Practice is a quality assurance programme for dental teams, allowing members to communicate to patients their ongoing commitment to standards of good practice on professional and legal responsibilities.

Membership provides:

  • Practice development and assessment against requirements
  • Recognition from the BDA that can be communicated to your patients
  • A framework for developing a patient centred service
  • Tools for growing a confident, professional and inspired team
  • Opportunities for business development
  • Assurances to increase chances of successful tendering

Membership is open to all providers of outpatient dental care, including general dental practices (both private and NHS), specialist practices, salaried primary dental care services, armed forces clinics and outpatient departments.

How do I become a member?

Prospective new members are required to perform a self-assessment, complete an application form and pay the application fee. A BDA assessor will usually then complete an on-site assessment. 

Successful applicants will be granted membership of BDA Good Practice and be given a membership pack, which includes:

  • The personalised BDA Good Practice membership plaque to display in your practice
  • The BDA Good Practice logo in various formats to help you advertise your membership on your practice stationery and website
  • A membership certificate for the current year
  • Advice, guidance and templates to help publicise your membership of BDA Good Practice.

Membership is renewable each year on the anniversary of your practice joining the programme.

Every three years you will be required to complete a re-application procedure similar to your first-year application. We will contact the practice six weeks before your membership renewal is due.

Find out more the application process and our terms and conditions.


Application fee to join the scheme: £450

Annual renewal and re-application fee: £320

Fees are valid from 1st October 2017 and reviewed annually.

Member benefits

The practice is demonstrating a visible commitment to quality, through good team working, efficient practices systems and an improved patient experience.

Use of BDA Good Practice member logo and membership plaque to advertise your membership and raise awareness among your patients and your local community. Members also receive written guidance designed to help your practice promote its BDA Good Practice membership, including several marketing templates.

  • Free website health check and free marketing consultations
  • Free social media set-up and design
  • First month free for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO); and £100 towards any new Pay Per Click (PPC) campaign
  • 15% discount on design fees inclusive of website design, logo design and literature design, plus free social media set-up.

Preferential rates with Lloyd & Whyte on Flexiplan, the patient payment plan​. No set-up costs and complimentary in-house training and 25% discount on your practice insurance.

We will promote your membership on our patient facing website. Your practice name is hyperlinked to your practice website.

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Apply for membership

Ready to join? Find out how to apply for membership for your practice.