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  • Updated edition of Delivering Better Oral Health published

    Public Health England has today published the latest edition of Delivering Better Oral Health (DBOH), an evidence-based toolkit to support dental teams in improving their patients’ oral and general health.

    Date: 21 September 2021

  • Wales: Stopping in-year GDS clawback; standing against UDAs

    Attempts by Swansea Bay University Health Board to introduce in-year clawback were indefensible and went against GDS contractual conditions. We have now successfully campaigned to stop Local Health Boards in Wales from financially penalising practices who in Q1 had not reached a stipulated threshold of 80% fluoride varnish applications for specified groups of NHS patients.

    Date: 09 September 2021

  • Northern Ireland: Update on key issues

    As we near the end of the current Assembly mandate, we're working harder than ever for you. Central to this is, ensuring dentistry's voice is heard across the busy programme of Health and Social Care (HSC) reform and highlighting the continued challenges we're facing as a profession.

    Date: 09 September 2021

  • Professor Liz Kay takes office as BDA’s 135th President

    Professor Liz Kay, a leading dental academic and dental public health specialist, has taken up office as the 135th president of the British Dental Association.

    Date: 08 September 2021

  • SNOMED disruption: urgent statement now required

    The British Dental Association has urged NHSX and the Office of the Chief Dental Officer to issue an urgent statement on the status of SNOMED CT, following updates instructing practices to implement the system from 1 September 2021.

    Date: 02 September 2021

  • 500 dentists call on NI Government to ensure service survives pandemic

    BDA NI and 500 high street dentists have written to Health Minister Robin Swann to call time on the dire situation facing Health Service dentistry, urging the Department of Health to set out tangible solutions to overhaul the decades-old General Dental Services (GDS) contract.

    Date: 01 September 2021