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Young dentists

Young Dentists Committee

The BDA's Young Dentist Committee represents dentists who have been qualified for up to 10 years across the UK. The Committee champions the affairs of younger and newly-qualified dentists in terms of policy making, political lobbying and improving the quality of working life for young dentists. 


Our starting out section offers top tips and advice on the essentials of working in practice and check out our Into Practice app​.

Members can access our free contract checking service.

Conferences and events

We offer a range of events throughout the year, our popular BDA Careers Day​ is aimed at newly-qualified and our BDA Associates Day​is for more established young dentists who are considering their next move. ​

BDA branches & sections

Young Dentists' Groups operate across the UK, aimed at bringing young dentists in your area together for social events, clinical lectures and much more. 

Visit the Branches and Sections to find your local group or contact the Branches and Section team for more information.

Keep up-to-date

BDA Connect showcases blogs on a range of topics for all dentists. If you are interested in contributing by writing a blog, please contact us.

The BDA's social media channels are a great way of keeping up to date, follow us:





Want to get involved?

Young dentists can take part in a range of the BDA's Committees. Elections for all Committees (except the YDC) are held every three years, keep an eye out for election notices via email, make sure your details are up to date on our system.

More information

If you'd like any more information or have questions about what we do for young dentists, email

About the BDA

Through policy and campaigning work, the BDA is able to ensure that the concerns of all sections of the profession are raised and that dentists' voices are heard at a national level: Join us.