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We recommend… 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
  • Getting your 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 £2.58 per month


Join as a student member


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

020 75634550

 

We may record telephone conversations to offer you additional security, resolve complaints, for regulatory compliance and to improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.



We recommend… Extra Membership


Extra members receive personalised one-to-one advice via phone or email from our expert advisors, making sure that when you need us, we’re here for you.


Personalised one-to-one advice from our team of expert advisors, to help ensure you avoid legal and financial trouble

Access to indemnity for associates who do not own a stake in a practice

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You will also get all the benefits of Essential membership...

High quality professional development
  • Over 90 hours of verifiable CPD per year

  • Access to the BDJ portfolio and Europe’s largest dental library

  • Earn, track and record CPD online using our CPD hub

  • Generous discounts on books, events and training.

Expert advice
  • ​Associate contract checking (worth £1000 on the high street)

  • Our expert online advice on everything from employment law to preparing for inspections

  • Access to a 24/7 support service and counselling when you, your spouse or a dependant need it

  • Mediation for associateship disputes between members

  • Salaried members also receive employment relations advice via phone or email.

The support of your trade union

​​Entry to your local and national network of peers and events

Access to indemnity, for dentists exclusively employed in hospital/community/university and armed forces.

 

For £84.18 per month


Join as an Extra member

 


​For membership queries or to join over the phone please call:

020 75634550

 

We may record telephone conversations to offer you additional security, resolve complaints, for regulatory compliance and to improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.



We recommend… Essential Membership


Giving you professional support to face dentistry’s challenges and the peace of mind that comes with trade union membership.


High quality professional development

  • Over 90 hours of verifiable CPD per year
  • Access to the BDJ portfolio and Europe’s largest dental library
  • Earn, track and record CPD online using our CPD hub
  • Generous discounts on books, events and training.

Expert advice

  • ​Associate contract checking (worth £1000 on the high street)
  • Our expert online advice on everything from employment law to preparing for inspections
  • Access to a 24/7 support service and counselling when you, your spouse or a dependant need it
  • Mediation for associateship disputes between members
  • Salaried members also receive employment relations advice via phone or email.
The support of your trade union

Entry to your local and national network of peers and events


Access to indemnity, for dentists exclusively employed in hospital/community/university and armed forces.

 

For £39.11 per month


Join as an Essential member

 

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

020 75634550

 

We may record telephone conversations to offer you additional security, resolve complaints, for regulatory compliance and to improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.


We recommend… Expert Membership


For practice owners looking to save time and money, run a safe and compliant practice and ensure patients get the best possible care. Expert membership gives you full access to our services.


Access to our market-leading practice management solutions – giving you all the customisable policies, templates and checklists you need to manage a safe, efficient and compliant practice

Two free online safeguarding courses each year
Mediation services and employment tribunal representation

Dentists who own a stake in a practice are eligible for indemnity with Expert membership

You will also get all the benefits of Essential and Extra membership...

Personalised one-to-one advice from our team of expert advisors, to help ensure you avoid legal and financial trouble
​​Access to indemnity for associates who do not own a stake in a practice

​​High quality professional development

  • Over 90 hours of verifiable CPD per year

  • Access to the BDJ portfolio and Europe’s largest dental library

  • Earn, track and record CPD online using our CPD hub

  • Generous discounts on books, events and training.


Expert advice

  • ​Associate contract checking (worth £1000 on the high street)

  • Our expert online advice on everything from employment law to preparing for inspections

  • Access to a 24/7 support service and counselling when you, your spouse or a dependant need it

  • Mediation for associateship disputes between members

  • Salaried members also receive employment relations advice via phone or email.

​​The support of your trade union
​Entry to your local and national network of peers and events

Access to indemnity, for dentists exclusively employed in hospital/community/university and armed forces.

 

 

 

For £120.05 per month   

Join as an Expert member

 

​For membership queries or to join over the phone please call:

020 75634550

 

We may record telephone conversations to offer you additional security, resolve complaints, for regulatory compliance and to improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.


We recommend… International Membership


Available to GDC-registered dentists living outside the UK. International membership allows you to maintain your connection with your profession, keep up to date on the latest developments and stay in touch with friends and colleagues.


You will receive the British Dental Journal and BDJ In Practice delivered to your door - wherever in the world that might be, and all of the other benefits of Essential membership:


High quality professional development

  • Over 90 hours of verifiable CPD per year
  • Access to the BDJ portfolio and Europe’s largest dental library
  • Earn, track and record CPD online using our CPD hub
  • Generous discounts on books, events and training.

Expert advice

  • ​Associate contract checking (worth £1000 on the high street)
  • Our expert online advice on everything from employment law to preparing for inspections
  • Access to a 24/7 support service and counselling when you, your spouse or a dependant need it
  • Mediation for associateship disputes between members
  • Salaried members also receive employment relations advice via phone or email.
The support of your trade union

For £47 per month


Choose International membership


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

020 75634550

 

We may record telephone conversations to offer you additional security, resolve complaints, for regulatory compliance and to improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.


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