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Leadership is a fundamental quality to the success of any organisation and career. As a dentist, you're practising leadership every day in the work that you do. Whether it's owning and managing a practice, working with a dental nurse to treat a patient, promoting oral health, or taking action on the political front.

We've got the tips you need to succeed as a leader within dentistry and the opportunities to show off your skills.

We're celebrating dentistry's leaders and sharing ways you can get more involved in the profession.


Do you know someone who exhibits leadership that should be recognised? Tell us about them!



Get involved

Read articles and interviews

Sara Hurley, England Chief Dental Officer
Janet Clarke, Deputy CDO
Len D'Cruz, BDA Board member
Peter Dyer, former BDA President
and more!

BDA blogs
Five tips on mentoring and finding a mentor
Stand up to mouth cancer: dentist offers MPs an oral cancer check 
Taking the stress out of dental recruitment
The poor state of the nation's oral health: can anyone be bothered? 

Find advice


2018 Dental Conference: Mentoring
Saturday 20 October 2018 | London

Patient safety and professionalism
2 November 2018 | London

The essentials of staff management
21-22 March 2019 | London

Leading the dental team
5 July 2019

Branches and Sections events
Meet like-minded colleagues and find a mentor or mentee all while earning CPD at one of our Branches and Sections events.

Choose a leadership role

Join the BDA board
Five seats on the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee (our ‘Board’) are currently up for election, with new representatives taking their seats in January 2019. 

The Principal Executive Committee (PEC) has overall responsibility for the control and direction of the policy and affairs of the BDA.

If you're committed to influencing the direction and steer of the BDA, find out more and nominate yourself today.

Your local network of colleagues
The local Branches and Sections committees are often looking for help with organising and facilitating meetings, CPD courses and social events. If you would like more information or would like to get involved with the organisation of these events, please contact the Branches and Sections Team or contact your local Branch secretary.

Find a new job
Looking for a new challenge? Whether it be managing a practice, buying your own practice or just a new associate role within a larger practice, BDJ Jobs has what you're looking for. You can also search by role or location to really narrow down your next move.

Do more

Write a blog
What are you passionate about? Whether it's implants, oral health, or collecting model planes, we want to hear from you! 

Write a BDJ In Practice article
BDJ In Practice aims to inform and educate on developments, trends and issues affecting dental practice in the UK. Have an idea or want to express your opinion?”