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Branches and sections

The BDA has an active network of 21 branches, many divided into sections, ensuring local representation and the ability for members to network at a local level.

BDA Branches and sections offer a varied programme of educational events on both clinical and general topics plus social events to help raise the profile of the BDA and the profession from a local perspective.

These local meetings also offer a great way of network. 



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How can I​ join?

Branch membership links to your postal address but you can receive details from other Branches or sections, perhaps closer to where you work.


To receive information on other area meetings please contact the Local Services Team branchsectionevents@bda.org or call 020 7563 4590


The local Branch and section committees are often looking for help with organising and facilitating meetings.


If you would like more information or would like to get involved in this way contact the Local Services Team or speak to your local Branch or section secretary.

I'm a young dentist

The BDA also has a small but enthusiastic network of Young Dentist Groups working throughout the UK. For more information on the active Young Dentist Groups please click on the link on the left of this page.


How do I get involved?

Please visit our 'get involved' page to find out about current vacancies in the Branch and Section network.


I have a question about BDA membership

If you have a particular query regarding membership please call the BDA membership team directly on 020 7563 4550.​


Branch and section events

The BDA has now made it easier to keep up to date with local branches and sections events and activities by allowing members to add a secondary branch to their profile.

This will allow members to receive information from a branch closer to work or home (or vice versa). Email the Local Services Team branchsectionevents@bda.org to add a secondary branch to your profile.


Forthcoming branch & section events