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  • Vote for your ultimate dental book of the century

    The BDA Library is asking members to vote for their top 10 ultimate dental books over the last 100 years, as part of the Library's centenary celebrations.

    Date: 25 June 2020

    Vote for your ultimate dental book of the century


  • DFT applicants urged to check emails

    Final year students who have applied for a DFT place in England, Wales or Northern Ireland should ensure they check their emails and Oriel, as notifications of DFT place allocations should start to be issued now.

    Date: 11 June 2020

    DFT applicants urged to check emails


  • ​England dental practice owners' survey: Are you ready for 8 June?

    The BDA is surveying dental practice owners in England to investigate what challenges they are experiencing in getting ready for the potential resumption of face-to-face patient care from 8 June.

    Date: 01 June 2020

    ​England dental practice owners' survey: Are you ready for 8 June?


  • BDA Indemnity: Provision of cover for policyholders

    Information for BDA Indemnity policy holders concerned about the extent of their cover for a range of work, either in the practice, providing telephone triage or at urgent dental centres.

    Date: 28 May 2020

    BDA Indemnity: Provision of cover for policyholders


  • Resuming routine dental care: have your say

    The BDA is encouraging all members to give their views on the challenges and issues around resuming routine dental care, which will help make the case to government on what we need to ensure our patients can see their dentist again.

    Date: 22 May 2020

    Resuming routine dental care: have your say


  • Private dental care in England

    The easing of social distancing restrictions in England has focused attention on when and how dental care will be expanded.

    Date: 21 May 2020

    Private dental care in England


  • Take part: Study to assess impact of coronavirus on smoking, drinking and lifestyle

    The BDA is encouraging dentists to support a new collaborative study by UCL which assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the health behaviours that cause the majority of avoidable deaths in the UK, by sharing a survey with their patients.

    Date: 19 May 2020

    Take part: Study to assess impact of coronavirus on smoking, drinking and lifestyle


  • Recognising the contribution of the dentistry across the globe: #Dentistry24

    The BDA is encouraging dentists and dental team members across the globe to celebrate all things dentistry on social media on 24 May - join us using the hashtag #Dentistry24.

    Date: 18 May 2020

    Recognising the contribution of the dentistry across the globe: #Dentistry24


  • ​Share your experience: claiming on your business interruption cover

    The BDA is encouraging practice owners across the UK to share their experience of claiming on their business interruption cover during the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Date: 12 May 2020

    ​Share your experience: claiming on your business interruption cover


  • Finest Dental liquidation update

    The Finest Dental chain of dental practices ceased trading in early February 2020. Since then (regardless of the COVID-19 lockdown) their practices have been closed leaving patients and the associate dentists and other staff who worked at those practices in an uncertain situation.

    Date: 22 April 2020

    Finest Dental liquidation update


  • Individual circumstances will be taken into account under the Financial Support Scheme

    Our questions and concerns are finally being answered by the Department of Health.

    Date: 16 April 2020

    Individual circumstances will be taken into account under the Financial Support Scheme


  • Finest Dental going into liquidation

    The Finest Dental chain of dental practices ceased trading in early February 2020.

    Date: 07 April 2020

    Finest Dental going into liquidation


  • Shareena Ilyas elected to London PEC

    Shareena Ilyas has been elected unopposed to the London seat of the British Dental Association’s Principal Executive Committee.

    Date: 31 March 2020

    Shareena Ilyas elected to London PEC


  • UK Dental schools to provide alternative solution for students taking final exams

    Dental schools in the UK are enabling students in their final year to take final exams through online systems.

    Date: 25 March 2020

    UK Dental schools to provide alternative solution for students taking final exams


  • Financial mitigation measures put in place for NHS practices in Scotland

    BDA Scotland representatives are in ongoing dialogue with Scotland Government officials regarding financial mitigation measures to ensure NHS dental practices remain viable.

    Date: 19 March 2020

    Financial mitigation measures put in place for NHS practices in Scotland


  • COVID-19: important progress made in Northern Ireland on Financial Mitigation Measures

    In response to the worsening Coronavirus situation, BDA Northern Ireland has this week pressed the NI Executive to introduce financial mitigation measures for dental practices.

    Date: 13 March 2020

    COVID-19: important progress made in Northern Ireland on Financial Mitigation Measures


  • Clinical Excellence Awards 2020

    We are pleased to announce that once again we have been granted the right, as a National Nominating Body, to provide citations to consultant/honorary consultant members in support of their applications for National Clinical Excellence Awards.

    Date: 11 March 2020

    Clinical Excellence Awards 2020


  • ​Sustainability in NHS dentistry: a call for evidence

    The BDA is encouraging dentists and their teams to respond to the NHS call for evidence for ideas to enable a ‘Net-Zero NHS’.

    Date: 09 March 2020

    ​Sustainability in NHS dentistry: a call for evidence


  • Finest Dental going into liquidation

    The Finest Dental chain of dental practices ceased trading in early February 2020. At present it is understood that their practices are closed leaving patients and the associate dentists and other staff who worked at those practices in an uncertain situation.

    Date: 05 March 2020

    Finest Dental going into liquidation


  • Levy fund change comes into effect from 1 March

    Dentists on the Dental List will be moving to an 'opt-out' model of collection for the NIGDS levy fund.

    Date: 19 February 2020

    Levy fund change comes into effect from 1 March


  • Wuhan novel coronavirus – advice for dentists

    BDA advice to dentists regarding Wuhan novel coronavirus.

    Date: 19 February 2020

    Wuhan novel coronavirus – advice for dentists


  • Call for nominations for BDA Board vacancy

    The BDA is calling for nominations for a vacant seat on the BDA's board (Principal Executive Committee) for Greater London.

    Date: 17 February 2020

    Call for nominations for BDA Board vacancy


  • ​Registration for LDC Conference 2020 and call for motions now open

    Registration is now open for LDC Conference 2020, which is taking place on 4-5 June in Brighton.

    Date: 12 February 2020

    ​Registration for LDC Conference 2020 and call for motions now open


  • Pay and cost of living data: HDS training posts across the UK

    We have calculated the cost of living in the major cities mapped to potential earnings, to help you make an informed decision about where to apply for your Hospital Dental Service training.

    Date: 09 February 2020

    Pay and cost of living data: HDS training posts across the UK


  • Celebrating 100 years of the BDA Library

    Dentists, BDA staff and the great great niece of the BDA's first librarian, Lilian Lindsay gathered at the BDA on Thursday 6 February to celebrate the BDA Library turning 100 years old, from its inception in 1920 to its place today as the most comprehensive dental library in Europe.

    Date: 09 February 2020

    Celebrating 100 years of the BDA Library


  • Hospital dentists gather at the BDA to discuss the future of the HDS

    Over 80 hospital dentists from across the UK gathered at the BDA in London yesterday for an update on key issues affecting the Hospital Dental service, and a chance to learn and network.

    Date: 06 February 2020

    Hospital dentists gather at the BDA to discuss the future of the HDS


  • ​An update on the pay uplift for dentists in Northern Ireland

    A peculiar mixture of frustration and cautious optimism characterised the Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee’s (NIDPC) first meeting of 2020.

    Date: 06 February 2020

    ​An update on the pay uplift for dentists in Northern Ireland


  • Unlawful advertising of botulinum toxin injections

    The Committee for Advertising Practice and the Advertising Standards Agency, have launched a new campaign to tackle the unlawful advertising of botulinum toxin injections on social media.

    Date: 28 January 2020

    Unlawful advertising of botulinum toxin injections


  • More than 2,500 dentists still to make CPD statement

    With less than a week to go to the deadline for dentists to make their annual or end-of-cycle statement, there are still more than 2,500 dentists yet to make a submission, the GDC has warned.

    Date: 22 January 2020

    More than 2,500 dentists still to make CPD statement


  • Dental Working Patterns Survey - Have your say on motivation and morale

    BDA members across the UK are encouraged to take part in the latest NHS Digital survey of dentists' working patterns, motivation and morale.

    Date: 17 January 2020

    Dental Working Patterns Survey - Have your say on motivation and morale


  • Northern Ireland BSO email enquiries service

    The HSC Business Services Organisation Dental Services Team is raising awareness of its email enquiry service for all Health Service dental contractors.

    Date: 14 January 2020

    Northern Ireland BSO email enquiries service


  • Funding boost to improve oral health of older people in Wales

    The BDA welcomes news that the Welsh Government is doubling the funding for a programme that focuses on improving the oral health of older people living in care homes.

    Date: 14 January 2020

    Funding boost to improve oral health of older people in Wales


  • BDA to mark 100 years of the most comprehensive dental library in Europe

    The BDA Library is celebrating 100 years from its inception in 1920 to becoming the most comprehensive dental library in Europe today.

    Date: 10 January 2020

    BDA to mark 100 years of the most comprehensive dental library in Europe


  • BDA Northern Ireland Branch Programme 2020

    This year's BDA Northern Ireland Branch President Paul Brennan has put together a fantastic programme full of clinical and professional lectures and events for 2020.

    Date: 10 January 2020

    BDA Northern Ireland Branch Programme 2020


  • New Associates Group Chair elected

    Sarah Canavan has been elected as the new Chair of the General Dental Practice Committee’s Associates Group.

    Date: 02 January 2020

    New Associates Group Chair elected


  • ​Dentists in Scotland: survey on performance of PSD

    BDA Scotland is calling on GDPs to take part in our survey on your experience of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) Practitioner Services Division (PSD).

    Date: 18 December 2019

    ​Dentists in Scotland: survey on performance of PSD


  • Recall of Emerade autoinjector

    There has been a general recall of Emerade autoinjectors, as there could be an activation fault occurring in temperatures above 25°C.

    Date: 16 December 2019

    Recall of Emerade autoinjector


  • ​Speaking up for dentistry: LDC Officials' Day 2019

    LDC representatives gathered in London on Friday 29 November for LDC Officials' Day, an event organised by the BDA, giving an update on dental politics and to provide a platform for discussion.

    Date: 09 December 2019

    ​Speaking up for dentistry: LDC Officials' Day 2019


  • BDA board election results – 2020-22

    The results for the BDA board (Principal Executive Committee) elections are now in and we are pleased to announce the results for the 2020-22 triennium.

    Date: 06 December 2019

    BDA board election results – 2020-22


  • ​BDA Northern Ireland secures pause on cessation of hard copy schedules for dentists

    BDA Northern Ireland has secured a pause on the planned cessation of hard copy schedule submissions, which was due to be implemented from 1 December.

    Date: 04 December 2019

    ​BDA Northern Ireland secures pause on cessation of hard copy schedules for dentists