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BDA Northern Ireland

We provide a local point of contact for BDA members living and working in Northern Ireland, as well as providing strategic support and advice to BDA committees in Northern Ireland.

BDA Northern Ireland and its elected committee members seek to improve conditions for the delivery of dental services across the country, negotiating with elected representatives and Government bodies.

Dentists working in Northern Ireland are represented through the Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee, Northern Ireland Salaried Dentists Committee and Northern Ireland Council.

Northern Ireland is also represented through one seat on the BDA's Principal Executive Committee, our executive board, which sets our policy and strategic direction.

We also seek to influence other key-decision makers, including educational institutions, political parties and statutory, and non-statutory organisations.

Our committees meet regularly to consider the issues affecting the dental profession and patient care. BDA representatives take these issues forward into discussion and negotiation with elected representatives, Government bodies and the range of bodies responsible for delivery of health and social care.


​3 October

The latest on pay uplifts: fundamental reform needed

​28 September

Getting involved locally: it's about taking part

​26 September

Feeling discouraged as a dental associate? Tips to get yoru career back on track

​19 September

​Supporitng dental patients to quit smoking: stoptober 2018

​13 September

LDC Conference 2018: a round up

​30 July

​How is the NHS pension scheme faring?

​26 July

​Northern Ireland dentists left in limbo: pay uplift 2018

​19 July

​Boys in Northern Ireland must be included in vaccines for oral cancer causing HPV


​August 18

​Westminster Inquiry - funding priorities 2018-19 Health Budget

BDA response to Westminster Inquiry - funding priorities for 2018-19 Health Budget

​May 18

​GDC Clear and Certain: a new framework for fee setting

BDA response to GDC Clear and Certain: a new framework for fee setting 

​April 18

​SDCEP - Phase-down of Dental Amalgam Use
BDA response - SDCEP Amalgam consultation

​January 18

​Department of Finance Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020

BDA NI response to the Department of Finance Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020 


5 September​
​Investment needed not austerity: the viability of dentistry in Northern Ireland being put at risk

​BDA Northern Ireland

The Mount,
2 Woodstock Link,


Tel: 028 90 735 856


​Staff based in Northern Ireland

Tristen Kelso​BDA Northern Ireland National Director
Grainne Magee Senior Policy Adviser
Laura OrrCommittee and Administration Support Officer

Staff based outside Northern Ireland

​Alan Pitcaithley

​Practice Management Consultant for Scotland and Northern Ireland