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We recommend… Student Membership

Get access to a specially designed range of support and services to help you succeed, as a student, and as a dentist.


  • ​​The support and protection of your Trade Union
  • Expert advice you can trust on DFT/VT interviews and places, careers, further study and more…
  • Online access to the British Dental Journal and BDJ In Practice
  • Online access to our elibrary, with nearly 400 downloadable ebooks
  • BDJ Student magazine delivered to your door three times a year
  • Access to our renowned Dental Foundation Training Lectures, held every year at your dental school.

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Join as a student member

Or if you need more…

We recommend… Extra Membership

Designed for members who need more, Expert membership offers personal, tailored support for your unique circumstances, from the BDA’s expert team of advisers.


Enjoy all of the benefits of Essential membership, including Trade Union support, personal employment support, online CPD management, access to the website, plus:

  • Protect yourself with one-to-one support from the BDA’s expert advisers, tailored to your personal circumstances
  • Member Series – choose two free events.

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Join as an Extra member

Or if you need more… Expert Membership

All the benefits of Extra membership, plus:


  • 150 customisable policies, templates and checklists to help you manage your practice
  • A free BDJ Clinical Guide every year
  • Free and discounted online child protection courses.

>Find out more about Expert membership

We recommend… Essential Membership

Enjoy the reassurance and peace of mind that comes from membership of your professional association and Trade Union.


  • ​​Keep up-to-date with the British Dental Journal and BDJ In Practice and boost your career with access to BDJ Jobs.
  • Protection from your union, including personal employment support and our contract checking service for Associates.
  • Earn up to 60 hours a year of verifiable CPD, and track and manage all your CPD online.
  • Find the information you need quickly from the BDA website, featuring over 5,000 pages of advice and information you can trust.
  • Save money with discounts on BDA books, products and events and preferential rates on financial services.

>More about Essential membership


Join as an Essential member

Or if you need more… Extra Membership

All the benefits of Essential membership, plus:
       

  • Unlimited one-to-one support from the BDA’s expert advisers
  • Two additional three-day DCP tickets to the British Dental Conference for your dental team
  • Earn all your CPD for the year

>Find out more about Extra membership

We recommend… Expert Membership

Expert membership gives you complete protection for you and your practice:


  • All the policies, templates and checklists you need to run your practice
  • Mediation services and employment tribunal representation
  • Unlimited one-to-one advice via phone or email for you or your practice manager
  • All of the benefits of Essential and Extra membership

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Join as an Expert member

Or if you need more…

We recommend… International Membership

International membership allows you to maintain your connection with UK dentistry, no matter where you live. It offers all the benefits of Essential membership, but allows for publications to be sent internationally:


  • ​​The British Dental Journal delivered to your door (24 issues per year)
  • BDJ In Practice delivered to your door (12 issues per year)
  • Plus all the benefits of Essential membership.

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Choose International membership

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