• Availability of sugary drinks issue in schools raised by Wales AM

    The BDA was pleased to see the issue of the availability of sugary drinks in schools being raised by Labour Assembly Member Dawn Bowden at a recent Health, Social Care and Sport Committee session, debating the Public Health (Wales) Bill.

    Date: 17 January 2017

    Availability of sugary drinks issue in schools raised by Wales AM


  • Dental core training recruitment now open

    The first stage of the recruitment process for dental core training (DCT) is now open. The deadline for applications is 7 February 2017 (16:00).

    Date: 16 January 2017

    Dental core training recruitment now open


  • ​Take part in the CQC’s annual frontline survey

    The BDA encourages members in England to have their say in the Care Quality Commission’s annual frontline health and social care staff survey.

    Date: 16 January 2017

    ​Take part in the CQC’s annual frontline survey


  • V​oting opens for vacant seats on General Dental Practice Committee

    Voting is now open for three vacant seats on the General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC). Seats are now up for by-elections in the Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral Area Team; the Lothian, Borders Health Boards; and the Thames Valley.

    Date: 16 January 2017

    V​oting opens for vacant seats on General Dental Practice Committee


  • Highlands MSP highlights concern over access to NHS dental services​

    Labour MSP for the Highlands and Islands, David Stewart, has highlighted concerns over access to NHS dental services in the region, after rec​eiving complaints from constituents.

    Date: 16 January 2017

    Highlands MSP highlights concern over access to NHS dental services​


  • DFT applicants urged to check their emails

    The first round of dental foundation training (DFT) place allocations is due to begin on 9 January 2017. Individuals who applied for training posts commencing in March or September 2017 are urged to keep an eye on their Oriel and email accounts.

    Date: 09 January 2017

    DFT applicants urged to check their emails


  • Dentistry recognised in the New Year’s Honours List

    Dentistry has been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List, with three leading lights of the profession being awarded honours.​​

    Date: 03 January 2017

    Dentistry recognised in the New Year’s Honours List


  • Capita performance unacceptable, says Minister

    Health Minister Nicola Blackwood MP has refused to confirm if she will recommend NHS England extend contracts with troubled contractor Capita.

    Date: 21 December 2016

    Capita performance unacceptable, says Minister


  • ​BDA board election results

    The results for the BDA board (Principal Executive Committee) are now in.

    Date: 19 December 2016

    ​BDA board election results


  • BDA Good Practice members celebrate a successful year

    The BDA held a festive event with 18 Good Practice members on Thursday 15 December, to celebrate their successes during 2016 and to share experiences.

    Date: 19 December 2016

    BDA Good Practice members celebrate a successful year


  • Professional registration and indemnity declaration - 31 December deadline

    The period for dentists to renew their registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) is now open and ends at midnight on 31 December 2016.

    Date: 06 December 2016

    Professional registration and indemnity declaration - 31 December deadline


  • Oral health inequalities on the agenda at the BDA

    Oral health inequalities were on the agenda at a recent meeting of the BDA's Health and Science Committee.

    Date: 28 November 2016

    Oral health inequalities on the agenda at the BDA


  • ​Changes to parental and sickness payments for NHS dentists

    Important changes to maternity, paternity, adopting and sickness pay will be taking effect from 1 April 2017 in England.

    Date: 25 November 2016

    ​Changes to parental and sickness payments for NHS dentists


  • MPs speak up on the growing problem of children's oral health inequalities

    The growing problem of children's oral health inequalities across the UK has been discussed by MPs in the Houses of Parliament this week, echoing the British Dental Association's calls for action.

    Date: 25 November 2016

    MPs speak up on the growing problem of children's oral health inequalities


  • ​Voting now open: BDA Board elections

    Voting is now open for the five seats up for election to take up office for the British Dental Association's Board, its Principal Executive Committee, during 2017.

    Date: 25 November 2016

    ​Voting now open: BDA Board elections


  • Autumn Statement 2016: lack of NHS mention disappointing, says BDA

    The BDA is disappointed that NHS funding was not given more prominence in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 23 November 2016.

    Date: 23 November 2016

    Autumn Statement 2016: lack of NHS mention disappointing, says BDA


  • ​BDA launches new online specialty training guide

    The BDA has launched a new online guide to dental speciality training​ in the UK aimed at students, foundation dentists and young dentists.

    Date: 22 November 2016

    ​BDA launches new online specialty training guide


  • ​One per cent uplift does not address the falling morale of dentists in Northern Ireland, says BDA

    The Government's decision to give Northern Ireland general dental practitioners a 1% pay on net of expenses for 2016/17 does not go far enough to address the falling morale of dentists in the country, says the British Dental Association.

    Date: 16 November 2016

    ​One per cent uplift does not address the falling morale of dentists in Northern Ireland, says BDA


  • Have your say at LDC Officials' Day 2016

    The latest developments in commissioning and contract reform will feature in a packed agenda at the Local Dental Committees' Officials Day in London on Friday 2 December.

    Date: 11 November 2016

    Have your say at LDC Officials' Day 2016


  • Case Examiners 'a step in the right direction' for GDC

    This week, the GDC's 14 Case Examiners appointed earlier this year formally started their work to consider new Fitness to Practise cases previously dealt with by an Investigating Committee.

    Date: 04 November 2016

    Case Examiners 'a step in the right direction' for GDC


  • BDA names Honours and Awards winners for 2016

    The British Dental Association is naming the 14 leading lights of dentistry for 2016, who are being recognised for their services to the profession and the Association.

    Date: 04 November 2016

    BDA names Honours and Awards winners for 2016


  • Free online lecture for young dentists on managing oral surgery

    The BDA is offering a free online lecture (iLearn) on 'Managing oral surgery patients in primary care settings' for young dentists, including 45 minutes of verifiable CPD.

    Date: 01 November 2016

    Free online lecture for young dentists on managing oral surgery


  • Support Mouth Cancer Action Month 2016

    The British Dental Association encourages dental professionals to support Mouth Cancer Action Month during the month of November to raise awareness and help fight the alarming growth in mouth cancers across the UK.

    Date: 01 November 2016

    Support Mouth Cancer Action Month 2016


  • Halloween myth busters to help protect kids' teeth

    The BDA is encouraging dentists to promote some 'myth busting' oral health messages to help protect children's teeth during this year's Halloween celebrations.

    Date: 28 October 2016

    Halloween myth busters to help protect kids' teeth


  • Professor Gelbier receives Hayden Harris Award

    Professor Stanley Gelbier, recently retired Honorary Curator of the BDA Museum, has been honoured with the Hayden Harris Award by the American Academy of the History of Dentistry.

    Date: 28 October 2016

    Professor Gelbier receives Hayden Harris Award


  • BDA supports Action on Sugar's call for reduction of sugar in popular foods

    The BDA is supporting Action on Sugar's call for a reduction in the shocking levels of sugar in some popular foods, many of which are aimed at children.

    Date: 26 October 2016

    BDA supports Action on Sugar's call for reduction of sugar in popular foods


  • Associate recruitment: 47% experience problems attracting new dentists

    In its recent submission to the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration, the BDA has highlighted widespread issues with associate recruitment.

    Date: 25 October 2016

    Associate recruitment: 47% experience problems attracting new dentists


  • Good Practitioner's Guide to Periodontology updated

    The British Society of Periodontology has recently released updated guidance for the dental team: the Good Practitioner’s Guide to Periodontology.

    Date: 25 October 2016

    Good Practitioner's Guide to Periodontology updated


  • Professor Steele honoured by the BDA

    Professor Jimmy Steele was awarded the John Tomes Medal at this year's BDA/BDJ Winter Lecture at the British Dental Association on 19 October 2016.

    Date: 21 October 2016

    Professor Steele honoured by the BDA


  • Symbiosis and dysbiosis - BDA/BDJ Winter Lecture 2016

    Professor Mike Curtis delivered this year's BDA/BDJ Winter Lecture to a full house at the British Dental Association on 19 October.

    Date: 21 October 2016

    Symbiosis and dysbiosis - BDA/BDJ Winter Lecture 2016


  • Lifepak defibrillator fault alert

    The Government has issued an alert about faulty public defibrillators, which have an electrical problem that could render them ineffective.

    Date: 14 October 2016

    Lifepak defibrillator fault alert


  • ​Taking part locally: BDA branches and sections training day

    The BDA held its annual training day for volunteer secretaries, treasurers and chairs from branches, sections, salaried group divisions on Thursday 6 October at the BDA in London.

    Date: 10 October 2016

    ​Taking part locally: BDA branches and sections training day


  • It's official: Dentists' addresses to be removed from GDC register

    The GDC yesterday formalised its decision to stop publishing registrant addresses on its online registers.

    Date: 06 October 2016

    It's official: Dentists' addresses to be removed from GDC register


  • BDA at Conservative Party conference

    The BDA's public affairs team headed to Birmingham this week to take part in the Conservative Party conference (2 - 5 October).

    Date: 06 October 2016

    BDA at Conservative Party conference


  • BDA at Labour Party conference

    Members of the BDA's public affairs and policy teams headed to Liverpool to take part in Labour Party conference this week.

    Date: 30 September 2016

    BDA at Labour Party conference


  • ​BDA puts a halt on revised RQIA inspections

    BDA Northern Ireland has succeeded in putting a halt to a revised Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) inspection process, arguing that the revised system was not based on robust evidence and data.

    Date: 23 September 2016

    ​BDA puts a halt on revised RQIA inspections


  • BDA joins UCLan for pioneering networking event

    The BDA North Western Branch joined forces for the first time with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to hold a networking day for dentists and dental practitioners in September.

    Date: 23 September 2016

    BDA joins UCLan for pioneering networking event


  • ​BDA Museum supports Faces of the Great War exhibition

    The BDA Museum is supporting the 'Faces of the Great War' exhibition at Hall Place in Bexley, by loaning some dental objects which relate to the First World War.

    Date: 16 September 2016

    ​BDA Museum supports Faces of the Great War exhibition


  • BDA makes firm case for Government action on sugar

    BDA Chair, Mick Armstrong, made a firm case for Government action on sugar in a public debate organised by London South Bank University (LSBU) on 15 September.

    Date: 16 September 2016

    BDA makes firm case for Government action on sugar


  • Underfunding NHS dentistry a false economy, Lords hear

    In a House of Lords debate yesterday (8 September) on the funding and long-term sustainability of the NHS, Parliamentarians heard how underfunding NHS dental services piled pressure on the rest of the overstretched health service.

    Date: 09 September 2016

    Underfunding NHS dentistry a false economy, Lords hear