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Advice

Extra and Expert members have access to unlimited one-to-one advice via phone or email from our experienced dental advisers.

Contact BDA Advice teams via: advice.enquiries@bda.org or call 020 7935 0875.

Expert members - Besides our advice and BDJ in Practice articles, Expert members also have access to our full range of practice templates (170), checklists and audits.

Associates

​BDA advice

Quick guide to working as an associate

Associates working in general dental practice

Associate - practice owner code of practice
Associate pay under the NHS prototype contract

GDS and PDS in England and Wales
GDS in Northern Ireland
GDS in Scotland

Associates - leaving a practice

Dentists parental leave and pay

Locums

​Template contracts



 


Contract review 

Associate contract - England and Wales (v5)
Associate contract - Northern Ireland (v5)
Associate contract - Scotland (v7)
Associate contract - Private only within a mixed practice - Scotland (v2)

Associate contract - private practice (v7)
Associate ortho contract - England and Wales (v3)

 

An associate contract review service is available to BDA members who are associates, in relation to their own contracts. Please email your contract to: advice.enquiries@bda.org

​Expert templates

Associate-performer information (v2)

Associate-performer reference request (v1)

Data protection privacy notice - associates (v1)

​Career opportunities

Career pathways and top tips videos
CV and interview help

Dental specialty training

Further study – educational options, from DF2 to specialisation 
Alternative paths – volunteering and working abroad
BDJ J​obs

 

Further information and support can be found on the starting out pages.

 

​Into Practice app

Written by BDA advisers, with newly qualified dentists in mind, the app is full of advice designed to help you make a smooth and successful transition into practice. It contains information about:

  • The UK dentistry job market

  • Working with dental staff

  • Continuing professional development (CPD) for dentists

  • Further study

  • Working abroad

  • Finance

  • Data protection

The app is compatible with both Apple iPad and Android tablet devices. Visit Apple’s ‘App Store’ or Google Play and search for “BDA”.

Advice videos

Obtain the best associate position for you
The importance of your associate contract
Making an associateship work for you
How do you know you’re ready to buy a practice
Financing a practice purchase

​BDJ In Practice

Assistants in Northern Ireland and Scotland - Feb 18

 

BDJ In Practice features indispensable, practical advice and provides you with everything you need to know on all the latest ​​challenges facing our profession.​

​BDA Events

Training essentials – courses for the whole team
Clinical seminars – an in-depth exploration of clinical topics
iLearn webcasts – a selection of sessions filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition
Conferences – information about the annual British Dental Conference and Exhibition, the Scottish Dental Conference and Exhibition, and group conferences for dentists in community and hospital dentistry
Branches and sections events listing

Get involved

The BDA’s network of local Branches and Sections ensures local representation and encourages members to network at a local level. 

Young Dentists Committee

Young Dentist Groups



Complaints handling




Data protection, including GPR

​BDA advice


GDPR explained

GDPR - FAQs
Protecting personal information

FAQs on Data Security and Protection Toolkit 

​Expert templates


(Available to Expert members -Please log in or contact us on 020 7563 4550 to discuss your upgrade options or to join)




Access to information held by the practice (v4)

Confidentiality policy (v5)

Data security policy - practice (v4)

Data protection processor agreement (v1)
Data protection processor agreement - associates (v1)
Data protection processor agreement - notes for use (v1)
Data protection privacy notice - associates (v2)

Data protection privacy notice - employees (v2)

Data protection privacy notice - patients (v2)

New patient - welcome letter (v3)

Records management policy (v3)

 

Audit - GDPR information (v1)

Audit - GDPR access to information (v1) 

​BDA advice video

​An overview of GDPR for dentists

​CPD

CPD module - 3 hours verifiable

To help you understand GDPR and apply the new regulations in practice.

  • State what GDPR is

  • Know how data handling rules will apply to your practice

  • Know what responsibilities organisations have under GDPR

  • State what a data breach is and what action to take if one occurs.

Blog

New rules on data protection affecting dentistry

BDJ In Practice

GDPR - What do you need to know - Mar 18

High Street NHS providers say 'fix broken Bill'

Training

GDPR: NHS Practices - How to be a DPO in dental practice

Friday 18 January 2019 - London
Tuesday 22 January 2019 | Manchester
Tuesday 11 June 2019 | London


Online courseBecome an effective data protection officer



Employing staff


Equality and diversity 

Freedom of information 

Health and safety 

Infection control and decontamination 

Patient care 

Practice ownership

BDA advice

​​Business

Business continuity planning

Business names and brands

Business planning and managing change

Buying a dental practice

Companies and limited liability partnerships

Dentists' legal rights as commercial purchasers

Incorporation concerns in NI and Scotland

Leases and licences

New practice start-up

Partnerships

Planning permission

Finance

Fee collection

Fee setting

Financial management

Private dental plans and in-practice capitation schemes

Tax

The team

Associates working in general dental practice

Employing staff

Employment contracts, practice staff and TUPE

Hygienists and therapists

NHS

GDS and PDS in England and Wales

GDS in England and Wales - guide to the standard contract

GDS in Northern Ireland

GDS in Scotland

​Expert templates

Business 

Business continuity and disaster recovery policy (v3)

Partnership agreement (v2)

Finance

Cashflow forecast template (v2)

Chairside hours calculation (v1)

Chairside hours worksheet (v1)

Debt recovery letters (v2)

Hourly rate calculation (v2)

Hourly rate worksheet (v1)

In-practice capitation scheme agreement (v2)

In-practice capitation scheme application form (v2)

In-practice capitation scheme direct debit mandate (v2)

In-practice capitation scheme leaflet (v2)

Payment - bill and instalments (v3)

Fees and payments policy (v4)

Records management policy (v3)

The team

Associate contract - England and Wales (v5)
Associate contract - Northern Ireland (v5)
Associate contract - Scotland (v7)
Associate contract - Private only within a mixed practice - Scotland (v2)

Associate contract - private practice (v7)
Associate ortho contract - England and Wales (v3)

Data protection privacy notice - associates (v1)

Data protection privacy notice - employees (v1)

Employed dentists - code of practice (v2)

Employment contract (v5)

Employment contract variation - letters (v1)

NHS

NHS remedial and breach notice letters (v2)

​BDA Events

Training essentials courses for the dental team, including:
Leading a dental team
Running a safe and compliant practice

iLearn webcasts – a selection of sessions filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition

​BDJ InPractice

Assistants in Northern Ireland and Scotland - Feb 18

 

BDJ In Practice features indispensable, practical advice and provides you with everything you need to know on all the latest challenges facing our profession. 



Prescribing

Radiation protection 

Safeguarding 

Miscellaneous business-related