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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.



​30 January
What do we know about dentistry in Northern Ireland to help reduce AMR
​30 January
BDA backs fizz free February
​24 January
Claudette Chrisite welcomed as 2019 NI Branch President
​15 Janaury
Dentists honored for outstanding achivements
​2 January
Launch of 2019 BDA Northern Ireland Branch programme
​20 December
Review of RQIA a welcome opportuntiy for dentists
​19 December
NI dentists demand answers on NHS birthday investment, following sugar tax lost windfall
​12 December
Northern Ireland CDS contract update
​11 December
BDA Board elections results 2019-2021
​4 December
EU settlement scheme - pilot for healthcare professionals
​30 November
Whole mouth extractions evidence of continuing decay epidemic, dentists warn


​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 


​15 March
Oral Health Care for Older People
​7 March
Teeth make kids: Northern Ireland Branch event
​29 January
What does the BDA's Board chair of Northern Ireland do
​15 January
Claudette Christie honoured for her contribution to dentistry
​21 December
Amalgam separators on dirty sinks and washer disinfectors
​19 December
BDA Northern Ireland 2018: speaking up for dentistry
​18 December
Do you believe in dentistry? BDA Northern Ireland 2018
​6 December
A career in dental politics in Northern Ireland

​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