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  • Private view of Wellcome Collection's 'Teeth' exhibition

    Members of Parliament, Members of the House of Lords and representatives of dental and oral health organisations were invited to the Wellcome Collection to enjoy a private viewing of their latest exhibition, entitled 'Teeth', on 10 July in London.

    Date: 12 July 2018

    Private view of Wellcome Collection's 'Teeth' exhibition


  • DCPs reminded to declare indemnity and renew registration by 31 July 2018

    Dental Care Professionals must ensure they have paid their Annual Retention Fee and made their indemnity declaration by the end of this month.

    Date: 05 July 2018

    DCPs reminded to declare indemnity and renew registration by 31 July 2018


  • DFT place allocations: Second round begins 9 July 2018

    Applicants to dental foundation training in England, Northern Ireland and Wales who are currently on the waiting list for places starting in September 2018 are advised to look out for emails via the Oriel system.

    Date: 05 July 2018

    DFT place allocations: Second round begins 9 July 2018


  • Celebrating 70 years of NHS dentistry

    Today (5 July) marks 70 years of the establishment of the NHS, and we are celebrating 70 years of NHS dentistry.

    Date: 05 July 2018

    Celebrating 70 years of NHS dentistry


  • Dental amalgam: Northern Ireland new SDR fees and codes

    In Northern Ireland, Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) fees for the provision of non-amalgam fillings for children aged under-15 and in pregnant and breastfeeding women have been published, along with other documentation relating to changes to the use of dental amalgam.

    Date: 04 July 2018

    Dental amalgam: Northern Ireland new SDR fees and codes


  • Greater investment needed for older people's oral health

    BDA Northern Ireland is calling for a new oral health strategy that seeks to address the oral health needs of the elderly, as well as other patient groups.

    Date: 21 June 2018

    Greater investment needed for older people's oral health


  • Highlights from the 2018 LDCs Conference in Belfast

    Forty topics were debated at the recent Local Dental Committees Annual Conference in Belfast, which was attended by 240 dentists.

    Date: 15 June 2018

    Highlights from the 2018 LDCs Conference in Belfast


  • Dental amalgam: new regulations from 1 July 2018

    The BDA is alerting dentists that from 1 July 2018, UK law states that dental amalgam should not be used in the treatment of children under 15 years' old, and in pregnant or breastfeeding women, except when deemed strictly necessary by a dentist based on the specific medical needs of the patient.

    Date: 15 June 2018

    Dental amalgam: new regulations from 1 July 2018


  • Make your voice heard: Share your experience of working in dentistry

    The BDA is calling on general dental and specialist practitioners to share their experiences of working in dental practice across the UK.

    Date: 14 June 2018

    Make your voice heard: Share your experience of working in dentistry


  • Calling all community dentists: help us make the case for change

    We are seeking the views of dentists working within the community service across the UK to help build our case for improved working terms and conditions for community dentists.

    Date: 11 June 2018

    Calling all community dentists: help us make the case for change


  • Queen's Birthday Honours: dental professionals recognised

    Three dentists and one dental practice manager have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours, all being awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

    Date: 11 June 2018

    Queen's Birthday Honours: dental professionals recognised


  • BDA Scotland welcomes new occupational health service for dentists

    BDA Scotland welcomes the announcement of a new occupational health service for dentists and dental practice staff, accessible from 1 June 2018.

    Date: 04 June 2018

    BDA Scotland welcomes new occupational health service for dentists


  • Important PCSE update regarding paper stock items/supplies availability

    PCSE has been advised that third party suppliers currently have limited supply or are out of stock of a number of items.

    Date: 25 May 2018

    Important PCSE update regarding paper stock items/supplies availability


  • National data opt-out

    We are advising dentists to be aware of the new 'Your data matters' campaign, so if patients ask, you can help support and advise them.

    Date: 25 May 2018

    National data opt-out


  • GDPR and dentistry update: New Data Protection Bill becomes law

    The Data Protection Bill received Royal Assent last night, and will come into force as the Data Protection Act 2018.

    Date: 24 May 2018

    GDPR and dentistry update: New Data Protection Bill becomes law


  • National Smile Month 2018 - lend your support

    The BDA is encouraging dentists to support National Smile Month, the campaign run by the Oral Health Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health.

    Date: 22 May 2018

    National Smile Month 2018 - lend your support


  • ​BDA Wales: adverse weather conditions affecting contracts

    BDA Wales is continuing to campaign for the Health Boards to reduce the contractual requirement for this year from 95% to 94% to reflect the adverse weather we experienced in March, and the strain that this has put on dental practices

    Date: 15 May 2018

    ​BDA Wales: adverse weather conditions affecting contracts


  • BDA supports TV chef’s call for curbs on junk food marketing

    The BDA has added its name to a list of signatories on a letter supporting the Newcastle Can campaign, spearheaded by TV chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, to protect children from the health impacts of junk food.

    Date: 15 May 2018

    BDA supports TV chef’s call for curbs on junk food marketing


  • Celebrating dentistry 2018

    The BDA's 2017-18 round of Honour and Awardees received their accolades, at a ceremony at the BDA in London on Thursday 10 May

    Date: 14 May 2018

    Celebrating dentistry 2018


  • Accredited rep of the year: Christine Arnold

    Christine Arnold was honoured with the first-ever BDA Accredited Representative of the year Award at their conference in Manchester on 10 May.

    Date: 14 May 2018

    Accredited rep of the year: Christine Arnold


  • Ministers refuse to budge on GDPR exemptions

    The BDA has expressed its disappointment that Ministers have refused to countenance any exemptions for primary care providers from the requirement to have a Data Protection Officer (DPO) in the Data Protection Bill.

    Date: 10 May 2018

    Ministers refuse to budge on GDPR exemptions


  • Energy drinks fuelling decay crisis, warns BDA

    The BDA is lending its support to a campaign to ban the sale of energy drinks to under-16s. The Association has joined the Daily Mirror, MPs, teachers and celebrity campaigners including Jamie Oliver in pressing the Government to take action.

    Date: 03 May 2018

    Energy drinks fuelling decay crisis, warns BDA


  • SDR: NI quick-reference fees guide

    Our quick-reference Health Service Fees Guide for item of service fees commencing 1 April 2017, available exclusively for BDA members.

    Date: 02 May 2018

    SDR: NI quick-reference fees guide


  • Quit smoking referral card for dentists to help combat rise in oral cancer

    BDA Scotland is piloting a new stop smoking referral card, designed to help fight the rising tide of oral cancers in Scotland.

    Date: 02 May 2018

    Quit smoking referral card for dentists to help combat rise in oral cancer


  • ​19th annual Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees

    Held on 20 April 2018 at the University of Stirling. The Conference invited Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to speak to delegates on the political matters relevant to GDPs in Scotland.

    Date: 25 April 2018

    ​19th annual Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees


  • New national data opt-out: are you ready?

    The Government is introducing a new national data-opt out from 25 May 2018, which means patients will be offered a choice about how their information is used for research and planning of NHS and care services in England.

    Date: 18 April 2018

    New national data opt-out: are you ready?


  • New sugary drinks tax is an excellent first step says BDA

    The BDA has welcomed the introduction of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (sugary drinks tax), which comes into force today in England.

    Date: 06 April 2018

    New sugary drinks tax is an excellent first step says BDA


  • Scottish Government to launch new annual expenses exercise for GDPs

    BDA Scotland has urged members to get involved in a new annual expenses exercise from the Scottish Government.

    Date: 05 April 2018

    Scottish Government to launch new annual expenses exercise for GDPs


  • HMRC letters to associate dentists over employment status

    We are aware that Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has written recently to a number of associate dentists indicating that they are reviewing the employment status of associates.

    Date: 28 March 2018

    HMRC letters to associate dentists over employment status


  • New resources to help dentists support No Smoking Day

    Dentists are encouraged to take part in helping to promote No Smoking Day on Wednesday 14 March, and make use of some new free resources from Public Health England.

    Date: 14 March 2018

    New resources to help dentists support No Smoking Day


  • Issue with Elements Obturation Unit with Buchanan Heat Pluggers

    Dentists have been alerted that the Sybron Endo Corporation have issued an initial voluntary medical device recall for the Buchanan Heat Pluggers, ONLY when used with the Elements Obturation Unit (EOU).

    Date: 13 March 2018

    Issue with Elements Obturation Unit with Buchanan Heat Pluggers


  • Help promote good oral hygiene tips this World Oral Health Day

    The BDA is encouraging dentists to fly the flag for World Oral Health Day on Tuesday 20 March by helping to promote positive oral health messages to patients.

    Date: 12 March 2018

    Help promote good oral hygiene tips this World Oral Health Day


  • Women in Dentistry – Live Q&A for International Women's Day

    To mark International Women's Day this Thursday the BDA is giving current and future dental professionals the chance to chat live with a panel of female dentists and advisers.

    Date: 06 March 2018

    Women in Dentistry – Live Q&A for International Women's Day


  • New regulations for dentists in Northern Ireland using x-ray equipment

    We have been notified by the Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland (HSENI) that all dentists using x-ray generations in the country, must register under the new regulations.

    Date: 05 March 2018

    New regulations for dentists in Northern Ireland using x-ray equipment


  • Dentists alerted to problems with suction hoses for XO CARE XO-4 and XO FLEX units

    Dentists have been alerted to a newly identified situation regarding suction hoses for the XO CARE XO-4 and XO FLEX Units.

    Date: 02 March 2018

    Dentists alerted to problems with suction hoses for XO CARE XO-4 and XO FLEX units


  • ​Scotland Oral Health Improvement Plan: have your say

    BDA Scotland is currently seeking the views of dentists on the Scottish Government’s recently published Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP)

    Date: 01 March 2018

    ​Scotland Oral Health Improvement Plan: have your say


  • Snow disruption and practice closures

    Advice for when you are in a position where it is not practical to open your practice due to the weather conditions.

    Date: 28 February 2018

    Snow disruption and practice closures


  • Information Governance Toolkit - publishing deadline approaching

    Practices will have recently received an email reminder from NHS Digital about the deadline for publishing this year's Information Governance toolkit.

    Date: 27 February 2018

    Information Governance Toolkit - publishing deadline approaching


  • PHE survey of adults attending dental practices: please take part

    Dental practices are encouraged to take part in a Public Health England dental practice-based survey of adult oral health status and need in England.

    Date: 27 February 2018

    PHE survey of adults attending dental practices: please take part


  • New BDA Young Dentists Committee meets

    The first meeting of the new Young Dentists Committee took place on Thursday 22 February and welcomed new and returning members, who will be steering BDA's direction and strategy for the next three years.

    Date: 23 February 2018

    New BDA Young Dentists Committee meets