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Graduate membership

Jump start your career with BDA graduate membership. Giving you the advice and support you need to tackle the challenges you will face as a young dentist. And all for less than 45p a day.

Membership benefits

£14 per month
The essentials:
A FREE Associate contract check (worth £1000) to make sure you are fully protected when you get your first associate job     
80 hours of free verifiable CPD a year with ebooks, BDJ and BDJ In Practice magazines, plus our helpful Young Dentist eNewsletter
Support with your postgraduate qualifications - full access to our library, including postal loans for dental textbooks
Earn, track and manage your CPD online with our popular CPD hub
Listen to expert clinical advice and careers guidance with our iLearn webcasts
The support and protection of your trade union. We’re on your side.
Savings on books, training courses and financial products
Get the advice you need on employment, finance and health and safety
Find a mentor, make friends and learn at our local Branch meetings, or join a Young Dentists Group for social events, clinical lectures and more
Expert careers advice to help you plan your future career


How much does graduate membership cost?
Graduate membership offers the benefits of our 'Essential' membership at a reduced rate. If you are a BDA member, graduate membership is less than 47p a day.

Loyalty offer: Join 12 months before graduation and maintain continuous membership to make big savings on graduate membership fees:

Save £250 in your first year after graduation. Membership only £14 a month / 47p a day
Save £130 in your second year after graduation. Membership only £24 a month / 80p a day

If you aren't a BDA member, graduate membership for new joiners is £37 a month.

How do I get discounted graduate membership?
If you are a BDA member to access discounted graduate membership, simply download the form below then email it to: or post your completed form to: Membership Team, British Dental Association, FREEPOST WD574, London, W1E 2UZ, by 31 August 2019.


  Download graduate offer form
If you aren't a BDA member, you don’t qualify for the loyalty offer. Graduate membership for new joiners is at the 'Essential' rate of £37 a month. Its easy to join online.


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“The BDA, to me, stands for our voice – if we want to be heard, then we need to think about being part of the BDA. Don’t expect someone else to do all the talking for you – we’ve got to stand together.”


  Dr Shareena Ilyas

Associate, London