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About our work

The BDA and its elected committees seek to improve conditions for the delivery of dental services across England, negotiating with elected representatives and Government bodies, as well as influencing other key-decision makers.

National priorities

In England, NHS delivery is down, dentists are disillusioned and are voting with their feet, by leaving the NHS or reducing their NHS commitment. There is an urgent need for a long term fix to the Units of Dental Activity system and support for practices looking to shift the balance of care.

We are calling on the Government to:

  • Deliver NHS contract reform to increase access to dental care
  • Fix the NHS pay system for dentists and pay dentists fairly
  • Get a grip on workforce numbers and plan a sustainable future workforce
  • Commit to a national agenda for prevention
  • Create a place for dentistry to have a voice in Integrated Care Systems.

Committee representation

Dentists working in England are represented through the

England also holds nine seats on the Principal Executive Committee (PEC), which sets our policy and strategic direction.

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Upcoming events

BDA England has active branches and sections which run regular events, most of which are free for members.

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