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BDA Wales

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

BDA Wales and its elected committee members seek to improve conditions for the delivery of dental services across the country, negotiating with elected representatives and governing bodies.


Dentists working in Wales are represented through the Welsh CouncilWales General Dental Practice Committee and Wales Committee for Community De​ntistry


Wales is also represented through one seat on the BDA's Principle Executive Committee, our executive board, which sets our policy and strategic direction.


We seek to influence other key-decision makers, including educational institutions, elected representatives. 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 elected representatives, Government bodies and the range of bodies responsible for delivery of health and social care.

 

News and updates

Read our latest blogs about dentistry in Wales.

 

28 June 19
​Access for New Patients to NHS and Private Dentistry in Wales in 2019 - survey of all practices by BDA Wales

​21 March 19

Urgent update: orthodontic contracts in Wales


Policies​​

Oral Health of Older People. April 2017 / Briff Polisi: Iechyd y Geg ar gyfer pobl hŷn. Ebrill 2017 

Older people in Wales deserve to have all of their health needs met, including oral health. The maintenance of good oral health is crucial to overall well-being. Poor oral health leads to pain and infection, irrespective of whether the person has dentures of not. With more elderly people now maintaining their natural teeth, it is important that oral health is maintained to avoid pain, miscommunication and to better their overall health. 

​Contract Reform Policy Briefing. March 2017 / Briff Polisi: Diwygio Contract. Mawrth 2017 

The current UDA contract is bad for dentists and patients alike. Dentists are restricted in the time they can spend with patients as they are forced to chase targets. BDA Wales believes that NHS dentistry needs to be focused on prevention. The oral health of children and adults in Wales remains in a poor state, and could be greatly improved by better education and preventative care. This can only be delivered if the current contract is reformed.

Sugar Levy Policy Briefing. January 2017 / Papur briffio ar bolisi: Yr ardoll siwgr. Ionawr 2017

BDA Wales believes the Welsh government has an opportunity to greatly improve the oral health of children in Wales. Investing a proportion of revenue raised by the sugar levy in children's oral health will help to stop Welsh children from suffering oral health inequalities and associated disadvantages. Parliament is focussing solely on the recommended amount of exercise by proposing spending levy revenue on sports activities. However, the number of Welsh children meeting the required physical activity levels is double that of children in England. Therefore, the Welsh government should also address the area of children's oral health.​

 

Consultations

The Welsh Assembly’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s Inquiry into Dentistry in Wales 2018 / Ymchwiliad Pwyllgor Iechyd, Gofal Cymdeithasol a Chwaraeon Cynulliad Cymru i Ddeintyddiaeth yng Nghymru 2018

BDA Wales gave evidence of the clawback and handback that is experienced by dentists in Wales. Access to NHS dentistry in Wales was also discussed as well as the orthodontic services. BDA Wales made multiple recommendations covering the GDS contract, Workforce and Oral Health Programmes.


 

​BDA Wales

Ground Floor​, 
2 Caspian Point,

Cardiff
CF10 4DQ​​​​​

Tel: 029 2049 6174​

Email: enquiries@bda.org

​Staff based in ​Wales​​

Caroline Seddon​

BDA Wales National Director
Alun McLean Employment Relations Officer
Andrea GreatrexSalaried Groups Support Officer​
Christie OwenPolicy and Committee Officer

 

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.

 

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