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Student membership

Advice and support to help you succeed as a dental student and make the right start in your career.

Protecting your profession

  • Negotiating on your behalf as your dental trade union
  • BDA Student Committee – two student representatives from each UK dental school

​​Supporting your studies
  • Access to Europe's largest dental library – with over 600 dental textbooks, and 263 eJournals to read and download
  • Revision packs on key topics
  • Career Guide – posted to fourth year members (BDS4) in the autumn term
  • First Job Guide – posted to final year members at the start of the autumn term
  • SJT Mock exam — for final year members, to polish up your skills for the dental foundation training assessment.

Keeping you up to date

  • BDJ – online access to the UK's leading dental journal. Posted to you twice a month from third year (BDS3) onwards
  • BDJ Student – student magazine. Accessible online
  • BDJ In Practice – online access with everything practising dentists need to know
  • BDA monthly Student e-newsletter – the latest news about dentistry. 

Supporting you on the ground
  • Health Assured – free telephone and face-to-face counselling
  • BDA lectures – online or at your dental school
  • Careers lecture – for fourth year members (BDS4), held online or at your dental school
  • DFT interview skills lecture – for final year members, held online or at your dental school
  • Network of branches – meet other local dentists.

Saving you money

  • BDSA events – £30 discount on BDSA Sports Day and Conference
  • Specialist insurance – covering your home, tuition fees, loupes and more
  • Save £250 off graduate membership – maintain continuous membership until graduation to qualify.

Offering expert advice

  • Help and advisory service – available online and by phone
  • 100 dental advice documents – free to download
  • Student finance advice.

For £2.75 per month

Join Student

For membership queries or to join over the phone please call: 020 7563 4550


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