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  • Dentists call time on sports drinks marketing and urge levy extension

    The BDA has urged action on new research showing nearly 90% of school children are consuming sports drinks, pressing government to bring the drinks within the orbit of the soft drinks industry levy.

    Date: 23 June 2017

    Dentists call time on sports drinks marketing and urge levy extension


  • Needed reform of health watchdogs kicked into long grass

    The BDA has expressed disappointment following the government's failure to deliver pledged reforms on patient protection in the 2017-19 legislative programme.

    Date: 21 June 2017

    Needed reform of health watchdogs kicked into long grass


  • NHS pay cap must end, say unions

    The British Dental Association has joined health associations and unions to urge a 'change of direction' on NHS pay restraint in this week's Queen's Speech.

    Date: 19 June 2017

    NHS pay cap must end, say unions


  • Dentists' leaders urge action as 80% of toddlers miss out on dental care

    The BDA has responded to new data from the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons showing that 80% of one- to two-year-olds in England did not visit an NHS dentist in the year to 31 March 2017.

    Date: 08 June 2017

    Dentists' leaders urge action as 80% of toddlers miss out on dental care


  • Dentist leaders call on JCVI to back blanket HPV vaccinations

    The BDA has called on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to back vaccination of boys against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

    Date: 07 June 2017

    Dentist leaders call on JCVI to back blanket HPV vaccinations


  • BDA launches free mediation service for associateship disputes

    From 1 June 2017 all BDA members will have access to free mediation services to help resolve associateship disputes, potentially saving them the time and cost of a court case.

    Date: 01 June 2017

    BDA launches free mediation service for associateship disputes


  • BDJ study - Inequalities compounded in children who require GA tooth extractions

    Children who need a general anaesthetic to have decayed teeth removed miss at least five days off school, and they can take a week to recover from the surgery, warns a study published in the British Dental Journal.

    Date: 28 May 2017

    BDJ study - Inequalities compounded in children who require GA tooth extractions


  • Help us tell the story of dentistry

    In his keynote address to the British Dental Conference and Exhibition BDA Chair Mick Armstrong called on members of the profession to take pride in their achievements and set out their remarkable contribution to UK healthcare.

    Date: 25 May 2017

    Help us tell the story of dentistry


  • Dental leaders pledge donations to Manchester Arena families

    As dentists from across the U.K. arrive in Manchester for their national conference the BDA has pledged £5,000 in support of victims of the Manchester Arena attack

    Date: 25 May 2017

    Dental leaders pledge donations to Manchester Arena families


  • BDA response to Conservative Party manifesto

    BDA chair Mick Armstrong responds to the launch of the Conservative Party manifesto.

    Date: 18 May 2017

    BDA response to Conservative Party manifesto


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