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The business of dentistry

We provide advice on all matters relating to setting up and running a practice, whether it be NHS or private. This includes NHS contract terms and variations, financial clawback and breach/remedial notices. We are on hand to advise on the requirements of the Dentists Act and NHS Act, including restrictions on the performance of dentistry, the carrying on of the business of dentistry and eligibility for NHS contracts.

Victoria Michell, Head of NHS and Business


Victoria is a solicitor and mediator who has been advising members since joining the BDA in 2012. She advises on a wide range of private practice and NHS issues and has undertaken a secondment representing clients buying and selling dental practices. Prior to joining the BDA Victoria trained in the City of London and worked for a large regulator undertaking investigations.

Ela Rexhaj, Practice Management Consultant

NHS & Business Team              

Ela is a Law LLB graduate and an LPC MSc Law, Business and Management postgraduate. She has developed an in-depth understanding of various areas of law, including public law, commercial, and contract law. As such, she has a good understanding of the commercial realities of running a small business in a regulated industry like dentistry.

Isabella McLean, Practice Management Consultant  

NHS & Business Team


Isabella is a Solicitor and accredited mediator working over 5 years for the BDA as a Practice Support Advisor specialising in NHS, business, employment/HR and contractual matters gaining a good understanding of the issues and pressures faced by dentists and practice owners.