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  • Professor Jimmy Steele CBE

    It is with great sadness we report the untimely passing of Professor Jimmy Steele CBE of Newcastle University.

    Date: 17 November 2017

    Professor Jimmy Steele CBE


  • BDA welcomes initiative by MSPs to become mouth cancer aware

    Holyrood is waking up to the threat of oral cancer, as MSPs prepare to tackle a condition that kills more people than road traffic accidents.

    Date: 10 November 2017

    BDA welcomes initiative by MSPs to become mouth cancer aware


  • Dentists urged to support prevention pledge for European Antibiotic Awareness Day

    The BDA has urged members to support the European Antibiotic Awareness Day, by signing up to a pledge via their Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr accounts.

    Date: 07 November 2017

    Dentists urged to support prevention pledge for European Antibiotic Awareness Day


  • BDA calls for crackdown on ambulance chasers

    The BDA has called for a crackdown on no-win-no-fee lawyers targeting the profession.

    Date: 06 November 2017

    BDA calls for crackdown on ambulance chasers


  • New report busts myth of universal access to NHS dentistry

    The BDA has welcomed a new report from the Nuffield Trust which lifts the lid on huge gaps in access and health outcomes for dental patients across England.

    Date: 02 November 2017

    New report busts myth of universal access to NHS dentistry


  • Dental fraud claims: Contract that breeds confusion must end

    The BDA has warned that figures published by the new NHS Counter Fraud Authority point to chaos within the contract system and could risk giving a wholly misleading picture of fraud within NHS dentistry.

    Date: 01 November 2017

    Dental fraud claims: Contract that breeds confusion must end


  • Health watchdog merger not a silver bullet

    The BDA has responded to news that government is considering a merger of healthcare regulators.

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Health watchdog merger not a silver bullet


  • Dentists: Abject failure from government driving child hospital admissions

    The BDA has responded to figures suggesting the number of children under the age of 10 needing hospital treatment because of tooth decay is twice as high as those needing care for broken arms.

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Dentists: Abject failure from government driving child hospital admissions


  • Enough is enough: BDA demolish case for ARF levels

    The BDA has said enough is enough, and challenged the General Dental Council to live within its means, and to set out when it will lower registration fee levels which remain the highest cost of any UK health regulator.

    Date: 30 October 2017

    Enough is enough: BDA demolish case for ARF levels


  • BDA praises Childsmile but calls on government to do more to close inequalities gap

    The BDA is pleased that the latest figures from the National Dental Inspection Programme of Scottish Primary 7 children 2017 show a continuing improvement in children's dental health.

    Date: 27 October 2017

    BDA praises Childsmile but calls on government to do more to close inequalities gap


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