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Concessionary rates

We offer concessionary rates of membership from time to time.

Students, newly qualified and retired dentists may currently qualify for reduced rates.


Student membership

Dental students can sign up for student membership to get the support and services they need to succeed in their studies. 

Student membership costs just £2.34 a month. 

Sign up today to enjoy the benefits of BDA membership and the support of your trade union. 


Newly qualified membership

Newly qualified membership offers the benefits of Essential membership at a reduced rate. 

From 1 June 2017 the eligibility criteria will be:


Newly qualified membership costs just £13 a month in the first year. You must have been a student member for 12 months before graduation to qualify for this discounted rate. This is a saving of £250 on Essential membership. 


Newly qualified membership costs just £24.15 in the second year. You must have renewed your membership from student to Newly Qualified (first year) to be eligible for a further saving a year after graduation. This is a saving of £130 on Essential membership. Members can get a 5% discount by paying their fees annually. 

Sign up today, email or call the number below. 

Senior membership

Senior membership costs just £18 per month.

Senior membership offers all the benefits of Essential membership at a reduced rate. These fees can be paid annually, quarterly or monthly. Senior members can save even more money and get a 5% discount by paying their fees annually. 

Eligibility criteria:


This concession is available to members who have been in membership continuously for at least five years by the time an application for the concession is received AND who:


  • Are over the age of 65 OR
  • Are no longer on the GDC register, following early retirement.

Sign up today, email or call the number below. 


Assessment of eligibility for concessionary rates is based solely on the criteria published here and the Association’s decision in this matter is final. We reserve the right to request documentary evidence if necessary in order to make this assessment.


Eligibility for a concession in one membership year does not necessarily imply continuing eligibility for future membership years. Fees can be paid annually, quarterly or monthly. 

The membership team will be happy to answer any queries from members relating to concessionary rates. Simply email or call the number below. 

Call now:

020 7563 4550

For queries on concessionary rates