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​​British D​ental Conference and Dentistry Show

17-18 May 2019, NEC, Birmingham


Thank you for attending the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2019 in Birmingham.


Save the date for next year! We are back in Birmingham 15-16 May 2020.


CPD certificates for 2019

Information on how to obtain CPD certificates for the 2019 show will be emailed to delegates 6-8 weeks after the event.



CPD certificates for 2018

Attendees received an email from Manjit Kaur at CloserStill Media containing details of how to download their CPD certificate(s), on Friday 29 June 2018.

Here is the link to access your CPD Certificates on our CPD portal:


BDA members and registered website users


If you are a BDA member or registered website user, please log in to this site with your BDA website username name (your email address) and password.


If you do not know your username please contact

If you do not know your password, please go to this link to reset your password


If you change your username or password, please allow 5-10 minutes for the systems to sync.





Non-members were sent a temporary username and a temporary password in two separate emails.


For security, we recommend you change these to something more memorable AFTER you have logged in to the CPD portal and downloaded your CPD certificates.


To do this, go to and login with your temporary username and temporary password. You will be prompted to enter an email address and to choose a password.


Once you have made these changes, your new username will be the email address you have just entered and the new password you have just entered.



CPD from exhibitors on-stand lectures


If you attended any on-stand lectures hosted by any of the exhibitors, if CPD was available from the lectures, these CPD certificates will be issued and sent to you by the exhibiting company directly.



For all other CPD certificate queries, email the BDA Events team at


For all other post-event queries, email Gabriella Cruz-Cahn at 




Are you still running the event that used to take place in Manchester in May?

No. The new event has replaced the British Dental Conference and Exhibition which ran for 137 years with eight of those from Manchester. The final event took place on 25-27 May 2017.


Why have you joined forces?

The British Dental Conference and Exhibition always got rave reviews. We have always looked to find way to improve things for our delegates. We believe this collaboration with CloserStill Media will do just that, providing members with the big date in the dental calendar.  


Is the BDA still running other events?

Yes - it's one of our strengths. Our training and seminars continue to be in high demand. Most of our events this year have sold out. Delegates tell us that they value our quality CPD, indeed that's one of the reasons the Dentistry Show organisers are keen to work with us.


How did you make the decision to combine forces with the Dentistry Show?

Our board is directly elected by members who make these kinds of decisions in the interests of members and the association. They are dentists with a vested interest in building a stronger, more effective BDA.


How should I record my personal development plan (PDP)?

The BDA's CPD Hub provides a system of undertaking and recording verifiable CPD; it also includes a Word document PDP which is simple to use.


We do not provide an interactive PDP system as we believe that it is safer for members to keep in-depth reflective part of their CPD record separate from their PDP and log. The BDA prefers not to keep reflective details of members' personal development planning to ensure we avoid any danger of being asked to provide such information to third parties. We are aware that the chances of this are relatively small, but while ECPD is in its beginning phase, we will monitor how the GDC will exercise its right to view full CPD records (including implications for fitness-to-practise cases) in the future before we consider providing such products and holding such information.'

Other learning opportunities with the BDA:

Clinical and business seminars

Training courses for the whole team
Branch and section events
BDJ In Practice CPD
GDPR online learning course
Child protection/adult safeguarding training


If there are ways of earning CPD that you’d like us to deliver we’d be very pleased to hear from you at