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Extra membership


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

Trustworthy commercial advice

Whenever you need help you can call or email our expert advisors for personalised one-to-one advice to help you avoid legal and financial trouble. They're on hand to help with everything from associate contracts to tax.

Our solicitors, barristers and HR experts will guide you through the legalese, complex processes and troubleshoot your problems.

  • Associate/practice owner relationship
  • Business finances and management
  • Data and privacy
  • Employment contracts
  • Health, safety and risk assessment
  • HR requirements
  • National standards and regulation
  • NHS contracts
  • Patient information and complaints
  • Pensions
  • Risk assessment and safeguarding

If and when things go wrong, we’ll help with mediation for associateship disputes between members to avoid costly adversarial litigation. We know how important relationships are in a small profession like yours. 

Associate contract checking

We'll review and provide advice on your associate contract to make sure it's appropriate and legally sound. Paying for this advice from a high street law firm could set you back £1000, plus they won’t know dentistry.

Learning and development

Joining as a member gets you access to 200 hours of CPD per year to show your commitment to professionalism. Earn, track and manage your own CPD Hub.

If you prefer something more interactive, get discounts on training days, lecture-based seminars, practical hands-on workshops, multi-speaker conferences, and live evening webinars.

Connect with colleagues through a branch or section event happening near you.

Keep up to date

Join your peers and colleagues enjoying the BDJ twice a month and stay up to date with what's happening in dentistry around the UK with BDJ In Practice and regular newsletters. 

Looking after the people that matter

If you, your spouse or a dependant need counselling or emotional support, call Health Assured whenever you need it. You can access the confidential helpline 24/7, 365 days a year. You’re not alone.

The support of your trade union

We represent dentistry to governments and the regulator. Activism isn't for everyone but lending your support just by being a part of the BDA means we have a louder voice: Together, we're stronger.

For £84.18 per month

Find your plan

Benefits at a glance

Compare and contrast our three main membership plans - Essential, Extra and Expert - to find the right choice for you.
BDA membership benefits of Essential, Extra and Expert at glance

Want to join over the phone?

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