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Clinical Excellence Awards

Clinical Excellence Award nominations

The BDA is pleased to announce that, once again, we have been granted the right, as a National Nominating Body, to provide supporting citations to members seeking support for their application for Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs) to the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA).


The 2019 Clinical Excellence Awards round will open on Tuesday 7 February and will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 4 April.


The BDA is keen to support Consultant/Honorary Consultant members from a variety of backgrounds (whether hospital, academic or public health) who can demonstrate a contribution to dental clinical excellence through their work under the auspices of the BDA at a local or national level.

To be considered for BDA support, please submit your CEA application alongside a 200 word statement detailing your contribution to dental clinical excellence under the auspices of the BDA by Friday 8 March at 17:00 to Ian Oakley on or call 020 7563 4130.


The BDA will inform applicants whether they have been successful or not in receiving BDA support after Thursday 28 March, a week before the ACCEA’s deadline.


The ACCEA will accept applications for new national awards and from those due to renew their award in 2019.


Consultants will need to put in a renewal application if:

  • they received their current award in the 2015 round
  • their award was last renewed in 2014 (awarded in 2010, 2005, 2000)

In some cases, consultants will be renewing out of the usual cycle. Awards are reviewed earlier if there is a change in job or a significant change in job plan.


Updated guidance for applicants, nominators, employers and assessors will be published on the ACCEA website.