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Student membership

_TPP2985.jpg We are here to support you at every stage of your career, from dental school, through to retirement.

We are the leading membership body for dental students in the UK today. As your professional body we represent dentists and dental students nationwide. We are on your side.

The majority of UK dentists have chosen to join us. We would like to extend an invite for you to join us too. We can help get your studies off to a flying start with:

BDJ and BDJ In Practice




Keep up to speed with the latest clinical innovations and dental news with the UK's leading dental publications; the British Dental Journal (BDJ) and BDJ In Practice.

The BDJ and BDJ In Practice are posted to all third, fourth and final year students (BDS3, BDS4 and BDS5).

Years 1 - 2:  Online access

Years 3 - 5:  Copies delivered to your door.

BDJ Student maga​zine


​Stay up to date with BDJ Student, our dedicated student magazine. Read the latest news, clinical articles and professional updates, guiding you through your studies and career choices.

Are you interested in getting published in the British Dental Journal or BDJ Student magazine, but not sure where to start?

​Monthly student enewsletter


​Stay up to date with the latest dentistry news and advice with our monthly student enewsletter.

​eBooks - Free to download

Why buy textbooks if you can read them online? Our collection of eBooks is available to download, so you have quick and easy access to the dental text books you need. ​

BDA Bookclub and Reading List service

Save up to 20% on essential textbooks from leading dental publishers with BDA Bookclub. We can also source books from your reading list at preferential rates.

50% saving on BDJ Books

Excel in your exams with our easy to digest BDJ books such as the Clinical Guide to Oral Surgery and the Clinical Guide to Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.

​​Savings on BDSA events

Student_mortar_board_orange​Save £30 per ticket on the British Dental Students’ Association (BDSA) annual Conference and Sports Day.

Medline search service

Let our experts help you make your assignments stand out from the crowd with free Medline searches, provided by the BDA library, the largest dental library in Europe.

Specialist subject revision bundles

Improve your knowledge on specialist subject areas with our student revision bundles, including the most recent clinical articles, BDJ articles and guidelines.

BDA online

Log in to access pages with the latest advice on careers, industry news and student finance advice.

High quality loupes

Protect your posture and enhance your patient care with Orascoptic loupes at affordable prices. £100 discount for BDA student members.


​Specialist dental student insurance to protect your home, your course fees and personal liability. From only £15 a month.

Have your say

Make your voice heard at the BDA Student Committee. Shape the debate and influence wider BDA policy, achieving positive change for students.

Stay protected


Your career is critical, support and protection is vital. Gain peace of mind with the BDA’s professional trade union support and representation.

Join today for £2.42 a month