BDA policy positions briefings and consultation responses

​The BDA policy and decision making process

The BDA is a democratic organisation with policy steered by the elected committees. This policy and decision making process is supported by briefing papers, position statments and is evidence based.cf-group-meeting

In this section you will gain access to the recent policy briefings and position statments on a number of non-clinical issues that have a bearing on the profession of dentistry. The culmination of the policy decision making process enables the BDA to respond to consultations across the UK and on a wider European level.

BDA policy briefings

BDA briefing papers summarise key policies from other stakeholders. Briefing documents do not contain the opinion or the view of the BDA on a particular issue. BDA briefings are available on non-clinical policy issues and are for information. 

BDA policy position statements

BDA position statements are approved by a committee that has taken a view on a particular issue.

BDA consultation responses

The BDA responds to consultations published by other organisations such as the national departments for health or the General Dental Council. The BDA responds to consultations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and also on UK-wide, EU-wide and world-wide issues.