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BDA CDS Group Annual Presidential and Scientific Meeting 2023
What's new in community dentistry?

Wednesday 4 - Friday 6 October 2023
ICC, Newport, South Wales

​Sponsored by:
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This year's CDS Group Annual Presidential and Scientific Meeting 2023 will be held at the ICC Wales in Newport.

Topics include*:

  • 3D scanners in nursing homes to facilitate replacement of lost dentures
  • Clinical dentistry in health inclusion and trauma-informed care
  • Implants
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry to help manage dental caries in anxious children and adolescents
  • Sedation update
  • Skill mix and sustainable workforce
  • Sustainable healthcare
  • Tier 2 SCD training programme.
*subject to change as programme still being confirmed.

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​Thursday programme

Further details to follow

Friday programme

Further details to follow


Further details to follow

Social events

Wednesday night quiz and dinner
20:00 onwards
Tiny Rebel, Newport

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£40 (inc VAT) - All attendees

This year's quiz and dinner will be a little different! Its being held at Tiny Rebel an award-winning brewery in Newport.

Tiny Rebel are the youngest and only Welsh brewery to win Champion beer of Britain and the only brewery to have won gold, silver and bronze in the Champion Beer of Wales competition (in their first year!) and the only brewery to defend a gold the following year.

Food will include burgers, wings and fries with vegetarian/vegan options available. There will also be other drinks available for those who aren't fans of beer.

Thursday night black tie dinner
19:30 - 00:00
ICC, Wales

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£55 (inc VAT) - All attendees

The Black tie dinner will be held at the ICC where the main conference is being held. The evening will begin with a drinks reception at 19:30 followed by a three course dinner with wine at 20:00. There will be dancing! 


To be confirmed


Special 2 day rate
BDA member: £300
Non-member: £390
FD/VDP*, StR*, student*, senior member: £235
Dental care professional: £100

BDA member: £190                                                               
Non member: £240
FD/VDP*, StR*, student*, Senior member: £160
Dental care professional: £80

BDA member: £190                                                            
Non member: £240
FD/VDP*, StR*, student*, Senior member: £160
Dental care professional: £80

Wednesday night quiz and dinner

All attendees: £40 inc VAT

Thursday black tie dinner

 All attendees: £55 inc VAT

*Unfortunately if you are a FD/VDP, StR or non member student dentist you cannot book online.To book please complete the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) or call the Events Team on 020 7563 4590 to book over the phone (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00).

How to book





All aspects of this event can  be booked online (individual bookings only). Please
find the links below.

                          By phone

Call the Events team on 020 7563 4590 to book over the phone (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00)


                      By booking form

If you prefer to use a booking form, you wish to book for more than one person, you are without a GDC number, or you have difficulties using the online system, use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking.


To book online:

Online (individual bookings only) 

*Unfortunately if you are a FD/VDP, StR or non member student dentist you cannot book online.To book please complete the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) or call the Events Team on 020 7563 4590 to book over the phone (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00).

Click on these direct links below to make your online booking:

Thursday and Friday (2 day rate) 

Thursday only

Friday only

Wednesday night quiz and dinner

Thursday black tie dinner

Login to the BDA website first.

Then use the pink 'Register' button at the top right of this page.

Please note: If you have a GDC number you can use the online system. You do not need to be a BDA member.

If you do not already have a BDA website username and password, fill in the form and we'll set you up with a username and temporary password.

If your Trust is paying for your place

If you are applying for study leave and your Trust is paying for your place, please do not book online. We kindly request that you complete the booking form (word version) and email it to events@bda.org so we can provisionally hold you a place and send you a copy of the invoice request form which we need completing by your Trust in order to issue a invoice.

Dietary requirements and seating requests

If booking online, please email us any dietary requirements and seating requests for the Black tie dinner.

Full terms and conditions (including cancellation policy).

COVID Safe and staying safe at the venue

The BDA recommends the below measures to continue to keep attendees safe during this event:

  • If you feel at all unwell, we encourage you to take a lateral flow test the evening before you are due to arrive - should your test result be positive, we ask you not to attend
  • We advise sanitising your hands on arrival and continue to sanitise/wash your hands regularly throughout the event 
  • We offer flexibility to transfer to a future event should you find yourself prevented from attending due to self-isolation or the onset of COVID-related symptoms.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new, persistent cough; a high temperature; or loss/changes to your sense of taste or smell) we kindly request you do not attend the event, although it is not a legal obligation to do so.

Venue and accommodation

ICC, Wales
The Coldra, Catsash Rd, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1HQ

The ICC Wales is just minutes from the M4 and accessible to major train stations and two international airports. Cardiff and Bristol airports are approximately 40 minutes drive away.

Please see the ICC Wales' guide on how to get to the venue here


There are also over 2,000 visitor parking spaces located onsite, with 700 spaces on levels -1 and -2.

Parking rates
0 – 5 hours £6
5 – 8 hours £9
8 – 12 hours £12
12 – 24 hours – £24

Please note that the parking charges also apply to blue badge holders.


The nearest train station to the ICC Wales is Newport.

*Special offer*

Delegates attending a conference at ICC Wales can enjoy an exclusive rate when travelling by train with Great Western Railway to Newport. Please see terms and conditions here

Standard Return example (London Paddington – Newport) – £42 per person
First Class Return example (London Paddington – Newport) – £86 per person

Please be aware that these train tickets will be valid only with proof of attendance at a conference. Tickets can be booked up to 3 months in advance, subject to availability, one ticket at a time.

Book online here


The nearest hotels to the ICC Wales are Celtic Manor Resort and the Holiday Inn Newport.

The 'HQ hotel' will be the Mercure Newport. Complimentary coach transport will be provided between the Mercure and the ICC Wales for the conference and the Black tie dinner for those staying at the HQ hotel or nearby accommodation if you can get to the designated pick up point. 

Mercure Newport is a seven minute walk from Newport train station and less than five minute walk from Newport Central Bus Station.

There will be a limited allocation of bedrooms at the Mercure Newport, details of which will be provided shortly.

The ICC Wales' official hotel booking partner is BCD M&E with HotelMap. You can search for and book accommodation here

The City of Newport Council has a list of recommended hotels here

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Exhibiting at the BDA CDS Group Annual Presidential and Scientific Meeting provides an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with community dentists and their teams, gather data, showcase your products and increase sales all in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. We are expecting approximately 150 attendees.

To book your exhibition stand, contact Susan Graves, Exhibition Sales and Sponsorship Executive on susan.graves@bda.org or call 020 7563 4175

Why exhibit or sponsor at a BDA event?

Reach your desired audience over a focused seminar, training course or conference, providing your organisation the opportunity to meet face to face with dentists and the dental team

The BDA is the association membership body available for all dentists in the UK, consequently our events are key dates to meet and engage with dentists

By exhibiting at BDA events and activities you are helping support dentistry, as the BDA's sole purpose of running events is to support the profession

Dentists have the time at BDA events to research, source and engage with organisations, therefore our events are a valuable occasion for the industry and dental profession to engage.

For any queries please contact Sarah Rockliff, Senior Local Services Manager sarah.rockliff@bda.org or call 020 7563 4590.