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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 Principle 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.


Latest news and blogs

​8 April
NI commits to extend HPV vaccination as pressure from dentists pays off
​8 April
Dentists treating the most vulnerable break the impasse at Stormont

​15 March

Oral Health Care for Older People

​​7 March

Teeth make kids: Northern Ireland Branch event

​30 January

What do we know about dentistry in Northern Ireland to help reduce AMR

​30 January

BDA backs fizz free February

​​29 January

What does the BDA's Board chair of Northern Ireland do

​24 January

Claudette Chrisite welcomed as 2019 NI Branch President

​15 Janaury

Dentists honored for outstanding achivements

​​15 January

Claudette Christie honoured for her contribution to dentistry

​2 January

Launch of 2019 BDA Northern Ireland Branch programme

Consultations (NI and UK wide)

​March 19

DOH Hyponatraemia Implementation Programme
BDA NI Duty of Candour Workstream submission

​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

​BDA Northern Ireland

The Mount,
2 Woodstock Link,


Tel: 020 7935 0875


​Staff based in Northern Ireland

Tristen Kelso​BDA Northern Ireland National Director
Laura OrrCommittee and Administration Support Officer

Staff based outside Northern Ireland

​Alan Pitcaithley

​Practice Management Consultant for Scotland and Northern Ireland