About the BDA
The BDA is the professional association for dentists and dental students in the UK. It exists solely for the benefit of its members, has no external shareholders, and so its resources are used exclusively for the benefit of the membership.
As a registered trade union the governing body of the BDA must be directly elected by its wider membership.
The BDA's strategy for 2015-2018 is available here.
How does the PEC function?
The PEC draws on a range of policy determining forums to inform its direction and decision making. These include the country councils along with craft and cohort based committees that focus on the interests of constituent parts of the profession, such as the General Dental Practice Committee.
The Principal Executive Committee (PEC) is made up of 15 elected members:
Nine members from English regions
One member from Northern Ireland
One member from Scotland
One member from Wales
Three members elected on a UK wide basis
Also established by the PEC are issue specific forums such as the Health and Science Committee, and the working group for Ethics, Education and the Dental Team.
Five seats are up for election each year: elections are now open for available seats starting in 2019, find out more via our elections pages.