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Are you just starting out in the world of work? Or perhaps you are about to complete your dental foundation training? We know that the first few years in dentistry after graduating can be some of the most challenging of your career, which is why we have put together this helpful support package. 


Career advice ​

We offer a wide range of useful advice for associates, from contract templates to postgraduate study guidance and much more...



Make the right impression with your CV and covering letter, plus read useful tips on job applications and interviews.


​Associate contract check​ 

When you secure your first associate job, get your contract reviewed by our in-house team of employment experts. This free contract review service, protects your position and is essential for any new associate.



Check out our suite of advice videos, ​ranging from advice o​n careers in NHS dentistry, to working abroad.


Thinking of specialising? ​​​

Check out our helpful Guide to dental specialty training.



​Events and CPD​ 

A variety of learning opportunities where you can earn CPD are available. We offer events from seminars to training courses, online courses and more. 



Branches and Sections / Young Dentist group​s

Get involved with dentistry at a local level


Our young dentist blog gives insider tips on careers and tricky clinical areas, plus much more. With articles written specifically for newly-qualified dentists, by other young dentists who've been through it.


​Into Practice app Into Practice app

Are you beginning your career in dentistry? 

Our app is designed to ensure you have a smooth and successful transition from dental foundation training to working in a dental practice.

The app is free for BDA members.


Members receive copies of the BDJ (the official journal of the BDA) and BDJ In Practice. If you're searching for a job not only are they posted in the BDJ, but also listed online on BDJ Jobs and BDJ Marketplace

Money matters 


LLoyd & Whyte Our financial partner, Lloyd and Whyte, offer specialist financial products for BDA members.


This includes specialist graduate insurance, a graduate loan designed to support you when you first leave university, plus discounted income protection for foundation dentists to protect you in case of accident or illness. 


Members are at the heart of everything we do. ​Learn about some of the issues we ​have campaigned on.




Join your professional association and take advantage of all the benefits outlined above and more.

NEW: If you're a student member for a full 12 months before graduating, you can take advantage of our newly qualified rate.

Essential membership is reduced for you from £406 to £156, meaning you pay just £13 a month or less than 45p a day!​

To join at this rate, contact the Membership Team​ or call 020 7935 0875.



What members say

Unsure about joining? See what our members say about membership.


Visiting the BDA

For the 2017/18 dental foundation training year, the BDA and Dental Protection will once again be teaming up and inviting schemes to a free training session at their central London offices.*
The sessions cover a variety of topics from contracts advice, to NHS regulations. 
​For more details and to book a visit, contact Amy Ward, Marketing Executive at / 020 7563 4188. 

*Off-site visits can be discussed.​​

Video: Why get involved with your professional association?



Still a student?

Still a student? Check out our dedicated student section where you can also find information about what to expect in your foundation or vocational training year.

Also checkout BDJ Student for useful articles and information.



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