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 Council, Wales General Dental Practice Committee and Wales Committee for Community Dentistry.
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.
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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.
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