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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 Community 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.


  ​Northern Ireland Blogs  


Latest news and blogs

28 May

Representing you at the NI Assembly’s Health Committee

19 May

Rebuilding General Dental Services

​6 May

Northern Ireland: A new strategy for tackling oral cancer

​5 May

Northern Ireland: The closure of the HSCB is an opportunity to move dentistry forward

​15 AprilNorthern Ireland: What’s next for children’s oral health?
​31 March

Northern Ireland: Phase-out of dental amalgam by 2030 unworkable

​18 March

Northern Ireland: Financial year-end update

​18 MarchNorthern Ireland: Building better oral healthcare after COVID

​3 March

Northern Ireland: Making the case for continued financial support



​BDA Northern Ireland


The Mount,
2 Woodstock Link,


Tel: 020 7935 0875


​Staff based in Northern Ireland

Tristen Kelso​

Julie Williams-Nash

National Director, BDA Northern Ireland

Senior Policy Advisor

Johan Warwick

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.