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Better oral health for Wales

We continue to call on Government to make significant investments in dentistry in order to serve the oral health needs of the population and also to ensure a high performing, sustainable dental workforce.

We are calling for:

1. More investment in children's oral health: the 2015 Child Dental Health Survey showed 66% of Welsh 15-year-olds have decay, compared with 41% across the border. 

2. Make dental charges affordable: Nearly 400,000 people in Wales have delayed or avoided dental treatment because of costs


3. Advancing the Health Boards: we call on the Health Boards to spend their full funds for primary dental care each year, and we've highlighted the £20million lost to dentistry through clawback and contract reduction over the last three years.

4. Progress on dental regulation: regulation of dentists must be proportionate and appropriate for patient safety

5. Plan for the future: we call for a truly prevention-based contract, alongside evidence-based workforce planning, with incentives to encourage the best dentists to train and work in Wales.

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If you'd like a briefing on any of these issues or to know more, please get in touch.


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​BDA Wales

BDA Wales campaigns for the interests of all dentists working in Wales. With our elected committee members, we negotiate on behalf of the profession on terms and conditions, pay and contracts: join us.