Social and networking programme


​More than just a Conference and Exhibition

After a day packed full of learning, come and enjoy the programme of activities we have on to enable you to meet others attending the event.


25 MAY


​Welcome reception                          

18:00-19:00 | Exhibition hall, MCCC

Meet other delegates, exhibitors and speakers as the opening day draws to a close. Share ideas and what yo​u have learnt that day over a complimentary drink.


Young dentist reception

18:00-19:00 | Demonstration theatre, Exhibition hall, MCCC

Networking event for young dentists (students through to roughly 10 years post-qualification). Meet members of the BDA's Young Dentist Committee; BDA experts; your dental peers or simply find out more about what's happening in your area. Refreshments provided.


​Honours and Awards Gala Dinner

19:00-00:00 | Manchester Town Hall 

​Our prestigious annual Honours and Awards Gala Dinner will be introduced by Stephen Hancocks OBE, Editor- in-Chief of the British Dental Journal. The dinner honours and celebrates the achievements and contributions of individuals and groups across the dental industry.  

 £90 per person, tickets are limited.

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26 MAY

Spring Ball (for newly qualified dentists)

19:30-00:00 | Principal Hotel 

(Formerly known as the Palace Hotel)​

Join us for a night of glitz at this year's Hollywood Glamour themed ball. Join your peers for a glass of bubbly before heading to for a three course dinner and entertainment. Learn more.

£65 per person.*

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Friday Social

19:00-00:00 | Artisan

Join us for handmade, rustic dishes served straight from the flames and delicious bespoke cocktails, and then either relax and enjoy the unique art installations and ‘pop-up’ stands (including drinks from Cazcabel tequila, Escape Spa providing treatments and face painting), catch up with colleagues and friends, or dance the night away with our live band.

£25 per person.


​*To register for the Spring Ball​ please call 0207 563 4590.​