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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

​14 May 19
#Dentistry24: celebrating the world of dentistry over 24 hours
​14 May 19
Probity matters raised in Northern Ireland
​2 May 19
2.73% uplift for Northern Ireland GDPs approved
​2 May 19
Northern Irish orthodontist inaugurated as BDA's 133rd President
​30 April 19
Dentists in Northern Ireland support fishing crews to get 'Sea-Fit'
​17 April 19
A long time coming: we've got a result on the CDS contract in Northern Ireland
​8 April 19NI commits to extend HPV vaccination as pressure from dentists pays off
​8 April 19Dentists treating the most vulnerable break the impasse at Stormont

​15 March 19

Oral Health Care for Older People

​​7 March 19

Teeth make kids: Northern Ireland Branch event

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



​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
​Practice Management Consultant for Scotland and Northern Ireland