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We are the voice of dentists and dental students. We understand that you want to be able to provide the best possible care for your patients, but sometimes you need a helping hand to be able to do that.

Professional development made simple

With access to a range of high-quality resources, you’ll have everything you need to progress your career at your own pace.

Expert advice when you need it most

You can relax, knowing we provide advice on everything from employment law and contractual issues, to preparing for inspections and access to pensions advisors.

Your wellbeing is our priority

As a member you have access to our 24/7 support service, as well as counselling for you and your immediate family. You can also find support via our network of Accredited Representatives.

We’re on your side

We’ll fight your corner and lobby to change things for the better and we’ve already made some significant wins for the profession and our members:  protected time to prepare for appraisals, campaigning to have penalty charges reviewed for vulnerable patients, achieving a 25% reduction of ARF fees, and successfully campaigning for GDC fees to be paid in instalments.

I joined the BDA soon after qualifying and I’m so glad that I did. I work as a community dentist, which is both rewarding and challenging!

Chamali Samarasekara – Community Dentist and AR

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The BDA helped me through a very tough time in my employment a few years ago. I felt really well supported because of the quality of advice available through my BDA membership, as well as the access it gave me to local and national peer networks. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for the diligent and sustained efforts of my Accredited Representatives (ARs), I might not have remained in my role.

I know from firsthand experience how much value there is in having someone on your side, and by your side, when it really counts. Now I’m an AR, I’m able to give something back as well. Our approach at the BDA is supportive and pragmatic. We don’t have a magic wand, but if you come to us for guidance, we will help you to reach the best possible outcome for you – whatever that may look like.

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