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​BDA Research

The BDA Research Team sits within the Policy and Professional Services Directorate of the BDA and is responsible for a wide range of research and evaluation activities, including:

  • Research on dentistry in order to understand the state of the dental profession, its needs and what it requires from government
  • Research on dentists' perceptions, service and policy needs and attitudes towards the wider dental industry
  • Membership research to understand the views, perceptions and priorities of dentists

The BDA Research Strategy provides a strategic framework for research and evidence-gathering activities to support BDA decision making. It sets out the principles underpinning these activities, and defines the BDA's long-term research priorities.

The BDA's research activities are organised around a set of topics in dentistry, examples of which are shown on the left hand side of this page.

If you have any questions about the BDA's research programme, then you can contact the BDA's Research Team at