• BDA announces new Northern Ireland director

    The British Dental Association has announced Tristen Kelso as its new Northern Ireland Director, following the recent retirement of Claudette Christie.

    Date: 21 August 2017

    BDA announces new Northern Ireland director


  • Dentists respond to new report on care for over-65s

    The BDA has responded to a new report suggesting at least 1.8 million people aged 65 and over could have an urgent dental condition.

    Date: 15 August 2017

    Dentists respond to new report on care for over-65s


  • BDA attacks freeze on FD trainers' pay

    The BDA has expressed its concern that the freeze on service costs to Foundation Dentists' educational supervisors has continued once again.

    Date: 10 August 2017

    BDA attacks freeze on FD trainers' pay


  • Act now on oral health of care home residents

    The BDA has called on ministers, health commissioners and care home owners to act on conclusions from a new report, showing elderly residents do not always have access to basic care.

    Date: 10 August 2017

    Act now on oral health of care home residents


  • Welsh Government's creative accounting does not equal new investment

    Money pledged to expand dental services in Wales represents just 1/4 of the sum taken out of dental budget each year, says the BDA.

    Date: 08 August 2017

    Welsh Government's creative accounting does not equal new investment


  • Scottish Government risks raising the drawbridge to health professions, after bursary cut

    The BDA has accused the Scottish Government of backtracking on its manifesto pledges and shutting off access to the health professions to those on modest incomes, following significant cuts in support to dental students.

    Date: 03 August 2017

    Scottish Government risks raising the drawbridge to health professions, after bursary cut


  • Pay restraint undermines progress on expenses for Scottish GDPs

    The British Dental Association Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government's announcement of pay awards for 2017/18.

    Date: 01 August 2017

    Pay restraint undermines progress on expenses for Scottish GDPs


  • BDA condemns long waiting times for children to have tooth extractions

    Provisional figures on hospital waiting times obtained by the BDA show that as many as 400 children in Greater Glasgow and Clyde with extensive tooth decay are stuck on a waiting list for dental treatment for up to six months.

    Date: 26 July 2017

    BDA condemns long waiting times for children to have tooth extractions


  • Dentists condemn failure on HPV vaccinations

    Dentists have condemned news that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has decided not to recommend an extension of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination to school age boys.

    Date: 19 July 2017

    Dentists condemn failure on HPV vaccinations


  • Indemnity - Dentists advised to check the small print

    The BDA is today warning dentists to check the small print on their indemnity policies to ensure they are appropriately covered.

    Date: 18 July 2017

    Indemnity - Dentists advised to check the small print


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