BDA membership gives you access to personal advice and support on all matters relating to your contract terms and conditions such as pay, sickness absence, disciplinary and grievance procedures, organisational change and redundancy and flexible working.
BDA Employment Relations advice
Tel: 0207 563 4582
We may record telephone conversations that are advisory in nature to offer you additional security, resolve complaints and improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.
BMA Employment advice (Hospital dentists)
Tel: 0300 123 1233
The BMA supports BDA members working under hospital terms and conditions, call 0300 123 1233 if you are a hospital dentist seeking employment relations support.
Employment relations - BDA Accredited Representatives
Employment relations - Bullying and harassment at work
Employment relations - Disciplinary and Capability procedures
Employment relations - Employment contracts
Employment relations - Equality and diversity
Employment relations - Flexible working
Employment relations - Grievance procedure
Employment relations - Indemnity and clinical representation
Employment relations - Job planning, appraisal and pay progression
Employment relations - Leave entitlements
Employment relations - Maternity adoption and family
Employment relations - Redundancy
Employment relations - Sickness absence
Employment relations - TUPE
Local workplace reps
The BDA has a network of trained local workplace reps, called accredited reps (ARs) in the salaried service, and dental university accredited reps (DUARs) in universities. Your local AR or school rep may be able to help with your query and will refer appropriately any issue needing specialist support.
|At a national level dentists working in the different areas of dentistry are represented by the committees for each country and craft group, such as the Welsh Committee for Community Dentistry; the Armed Forces Committee. Locally, salaried service and university dentists are represented on the staff side by the BDA workplace rep. Where there are particularly complex or contentious local issues (such as consultation on redundancy), a BDA Employment Relations Officer may represent groups of members.|
Terms and conditions of employment
Community dental service dentists
Clinical academic dentists
Universities are independent organisations with the freedom to set terms and conditions for their staff, including dentists. Although clinical academics' terms and conditions are often based on the appropriate NHS terms and conditions, this is not always the case.