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  • Calling all dental students: be a part of World Oral Health Day 2019

    We are encouraging dental students to take part in this year's activities for World Oral Health Day (20 March), by giving an oral health promotion talk to local nurseries, primary schools or children's centres.

    Date: 15 February 2019

    Calling all dental students: be a part of World Oral Health Day 2019


  • BDA study day reveals how the NHS is guarding whistleblowers

    More than 60 dentists, including dental core trainees, and specialists registrars, attended a hospital dental service study day held this week at the BDA.

    Date: 08 February 2019

    BDA study day reveals how the NHS is guarding whistleblowers


  • BDA Museum acquires rare stained-glass St Apollonia

    The BDA Museum has purchased a rare 15th century example of St Apollonia in stained glass, which is now on display in the BDA’s offices in London

    Date: 08 February 2019

    BDA Museum acquires rare stained-glass St Apollonia


  • Commissioning: greater flexibility encouraging but access remains an issue

    With patient access making headlines across England the BDA has welcomed greater commissioning flexibilities to enable dental practices to achieve their contract value.

    Date: 06 February 2019

    Commissioning: greater flexibility encouraging but access remains an issue


  • Dentists' views on antibiotic resistance sought in Europe-wide survey

    Dentists and other healthcare workers from across the UK and Europe are being invited to take part in a Europe-wide survey on their knowledge of and attitudes towards antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.

    Date: 30 January 2019

    Dentists' views on antibiotic resistance sought in Europe-wide survey


  • Snow disruption and dental practice closures

    With the recent bad weather, and snow forecast for many parts of England, if you are in a position where it is not practical to open your practice due to the weather conditions, here's some advice for dentists.

    Date: 30 January 2019

    Snow disruption and dental practice closures


  • Claudette Christie welcomed as 2019 NI Branch President

    On Friday 18 January BDA Northern Ireland Branch welcomed its new Branch President for 2019, Claudette Christie, at a ceremony at the stunning Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast.

    Date: 24 January 2019

    Claudette Christie welcomed as 2019 NI Branch President


  • NHS uplift and associates' pay: GDPC position updated

    The General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) encourages all practices to discuss with their associates their contractual arrangements in light of the NHS uplift, and the BDA has recently produced some updated guidance on associate contracts.

    Date: 11 January 2019

    NHS uplift and associates' pay: GDPC position updated


  • Championing evidence-based dentistry to improve patient care

    Professor Helen Worthington has been honoured in this year's BDA Honours and Awards round for her work championing evidence-based oral healthcare, with a John Tomes Medal.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Championing evidence-based dentistry to improve patient care


  • Academic dentist celebrated for impressive achievements

    Professor Paul Speight, has been honoured in this year's BDA Honours and Awards round for his impressive contribution to academic dentistry over the past 35 years, with a John Tomes Medal.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Academic dentist celebrated for impressive achievements


  • Community dentists honoured for outstanding commitment to patient care

    Two community dentists have been honoured in this year's round of BDA Honours and Awards, Helen Pailthorpe and Michelle Slater for their outstanding commitment to patient care.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Community dentists honoured for outstanding commitment to patient care


  • Four outstanding dentists in England honoured

    Four dentists working across England are being recognised for their contributions to dentistry and to the BDA, in this years' BDA Honours and Awards round.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Four outstanding dentists in England honoured


  • Hospital dentist honoured for providing exemplary care

    Dr Paul David Cheshire has been honoured with a Certificate of Merit in the BDA's round of Honours and Awards for 2018-19.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Hospital dentist honoured for providing exemplary care


  • Claudette Christie honoured for her contribution to dentistry

    The BDA's former Northern Ireland Director, Claudette Christie has been honoured with Life Membership in this year's BDA's round of Honours and Awards.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Claudette Christie honoured for her contribution to dentistry


  • ​BDA Museum volunteer honoured for contribution

    BDA Museum volunteer, Roland Hopwood, has been honoured with a Certificate of Merit in this year's round of BDA Honours and Awards, for his contribution to developing the BDA Museum's collection.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    ​BDA Museum volunteer honoured for contribution


  • Bridge2Aid founder Ian Wilson honoured

    Ian Wilson has been honoured with a Certificate of Merit in the BDA's recent round of Honours and Awards, for his impressive contribution to improving dental care in developing countries

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Bridge2Aid founder Ian Wilson honoured


  • Young dentist honoured for passion and commitment

    Dipesh Kothari has been honoured with the Joy Harrild Award for Young Dentists in this year's round of BDA Honours and Awards, for his personal commitment to and passion for his profession.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Young dentist honoured for passion and commitment


  • BDA Northern Ireland Branch programme 2019

    BDA Northern Ireland Branch President Claudette Christie has visited Diamond Dental Clinic in Cookstown to launch the 2019 Branch programme.

    Date: 04 January 2019

    BDA Northern Ireland Branch programme 2019


  • Update: Amalgam separators on dirty sinks and washer disinfectors

    The BDA has received queries from members about amalgam separators and whether there is a need to install them on dirty sinks and washer disinfectors.

    Date: 21 December 2018

    Update: Amalgam separators on dirty sinks and washer disinfectors


  • Review of RQIA 'a welcome opportunity' for dentistry

    BDA Northern Ireland has reacted positively to a major review being undertaken of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority, and the policy and legislation that underpins healthcare regulation by the Department of Health.

    Date: 20 December 2018

    Review of RQIA 'a welcome opportunity' for dentistry


  • GDC registration deadline approaching: renew by 31 December 2018

    The GDC is reminding dentists to renew their registration before 31 December 2018, to ensure they stay on the register.

    Date: 19 December 2018

    GDC registration deadline approaching: renew by 31 December 2018


  • BDA Benevolent Fund Christmas appeal 2018

    The BDA's Benevolent Fund is running a Christmas appeal to raise funds to for dentists in need.

    Date: 14 December 2018

    BDA Benevolent Fund Christmas appeal 2018


  • National Performers list update

    The BDA is pleased to hear that NHS England have clarified that dental performers are currently not required to notify PCSE of a change to practice details, whilst their new online service is still in development.

    Date: 12 December 2018

    National Performers list update


  • LDC Officials Day 2018

    The annual Local Dental Committees (LDCs) Officials Day took place on Friday 30 November in London, welcoming LDC reps from across the UK to discuss some of the big issues in dental politics today.

    Date: 12 December 2018

    LDC Officials Day 2018


  • Northern Ireland CDS contract update

    BDA Northern Ireland has received written confirmation from Department of Health Permanent Secretary, Richard Pengelly, that Department of Finance approval is now in place to move forward on the implementation of new CDS contract.

    Date: 12 December 2018

    Northern Ireland CDS contract update


  • BDA board election results – 2019-21

    The results for the BDA board (Principal Executive Committee) elections are now in and we are pleased to announce the results for the 2019-21 triennium.

    Date: 11 December 2018

    BDA board election results – 2019-21


  • NHS Employers resource for employing SAS dentists

    NHS Employers has produced a new resource to support clinical departments in order to assess the standards surrounding contracts, job planning, development and recruitment of specialty and associate specialists (SAS) doctors and dentists.

    Date: 06 December 2018

    NHS Employers resource for employing SAS dentists


  • EU Settlement Scheme – pilot for healthcare professionals

    The UK Home Office has launched a pilot aimed at healthcare professionals from the EU for settled status.

    Date: 04 December 2018

    EU Settlement Scheme – pilot for healthcare professionals


  • BDA Principal Executive Committee elections now open

    Voting for the contested seats for this year's BDA Principal Executive Committee (PEC) ballot is now open

    Date: 19 November 2018

    BDA Principal Executive Committee elections now open


  • Associate dentists: have you been contacted by HMRC about your employment status?

    We have heard reports that HMRC has been writing to more associate dentists, asking them to attend interviews.

    Date: 14 November 2018

    Associate dentists: have you been contacted by HMRC about your employment status?


  • BDA Northern Ireland repeats call for urgent action on HPV vaccine

    The urgent need to introduce the Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for local boys was the BDA Northern Ireland’s overarching ask at the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s annual Men’s Health recent conference.

    Date: 11 November 2018

    BDA Northern Ireland repeats call for urgent action on HPV vaccine


  • EpiPen supply disruption - Practices urged to renew anaphylaxis kits with adrenaline ampoules not AAIs

    The Chief Dental Officer for England has written to dentists in response to the disruption in the supply of EpiPen® and EpiPen Junior® adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs).

    Date: 29 October 2018

    EpiPen supply disruption - Practices urged to renew anaphylaxis kits with adrenaline ampoules not AAIs


  • ​Revised 'Standards in Dentistry' published by FGDP (UK)

    The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has published the second edition of Standards in Dentistry, aimed at general dental practitioners and their teams to use as a personal or practice-based quality assessment.

    Date: 19 October 2018

    ​Revised 'Standards in Dentistry' published by FGDP (UK)


  • Increase in dental fee scales, salaries and charges in Scotland

    Following news of the pay uplift for 2018/19 for high-street dentists in Scotland, the revised Determination 1 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) comes into force from 1 November 2018.

    Date: 17 October 2018

    Increase in dental fee scales, salaries and charges in Scotland


  • ​Issues with Scottish electronic orthodontic claim forms

    Following concerns raised by BDA members in Scotland over orthodontic contracts, we raised the issue with Scottish Government and we are pleased to hear they are now deferring the coming-into-force date for orthodontic payment claim forms, and requests for prior approval.

    Date: 17 October 2018

    ​Issues with Scottish electronic orthodontic claim forms


  • BDA representatives elected to key positions with FDI World Dental Federation

    Two leading members of the British Dental Association have been elected to serve the FDI World Dental Federation, at this year's World Dental Congress in Argentina.

    Date: 11 October 2018

    BDA representatives elected to key positions with FDI World Dental Federation


  • Up close and medical: bringing together London's health museums

    The BDA Museum is delighted to be hosting this year's 'Up close and medical' event on Saturday 27 October from 2-5pm in London.

    Date: 05 October 2018

    Up close and medical: bringing together London's health museums


  • Update on NHS PSD e-Dental Programme: Phase 2

    The BDA has received reports from dentists about concerns over the introduction of NHS Practitioner Services Division's (PSD) e-Dental Programme Phase 2.

    Date: 21 September 2018

    Update on NHS PSD e-Dental Programme: Phase 2


  • Academic dentists: your views needed

    We are seeking the views of dentists working within the higher education sector across the UK to help gain a greater understanding of the issues facing academic dentists.

    Date: 13 September 2018

    Academic dentists: your views needed


  • CPD compliance statements – nearly 900 DCPs' registration at risk

    Up to 900 DCPs could be risking removal from the register, the GDC has warned.

    Date: 12 September 2018

    CPD compliance statements – nearly 900 DCPs' registration at risk