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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 NI, 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 board (PEC), which sets our policy and strategic direction.

BDA NI seeks to influence other key-decision makers, including educational institutions, elected representatives, 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.


BDA Northern Ireland also has an active Branch and groups which run regular events, most of which are free for members.

​Coronavirus - latest information

Latest news

28 OctoberNorthern Ireland: Update on clinical audit and peer reviews
22 October Northern Ireland: Revised operational guidance issued
8 October Northern Ireland: Making the case for dentistry
17 SeptemberNorthern Ireland: Support negotiations must provide financial certainty for dentists to keep treating patients
3 SeptemberNorthern Ireland: Financial Support Scheme extended
28 AugustNorthern Ireland: Financial support for GDPs and FDs
18 August
Northern Ireland: Branch events, AGM and President
14 August
Northern Ireland: RQIA told inspections must not resume as planned

Consultations (NI and UK wide)

​March 19

DoH Hyponatraemia Implementation Programme
BDA NI Duty of Candour Workstream submission



​BDA Northern Ireland

The Mount,
2 Woodstock Link,


Tel: 020 7935 0875


​Staff based in Northern Ireland

Tristen Kelso​

Iain Hoy
National Director, BDA Northern Ireland

Senior Policy Advisor
Laura Orr
Committee and Administration Support Officer

Staff based outside Northern Ireland

​Alan Pitcaithley

David Paul
​Practice Management Consultant for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Employment Relations Officer


We may record telephone conversations to offer you additional security, resolve complaints, for regulatory compliance and to improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.