Evidence from members shows the Scottish Government have blindly headed down a path that could destroy this service.
4 November, 2021
Influencing policy to make oral health a vital element of the cancer strategy for Northern Ireland.
3 November, 2021
On dentists protesting shoulder to shoulder with patients to secure a dental service that works for all.
20 October, 2021
An overview of the recent Infection Prevention and Control consultation and likely next steps.
8 October, 2021
Why diversity is fundamental to the success of our committees – and how you can nominate yourself for election.
7 October, 2021
Representation at a local level can have a huge impact on you and your profession.
8 September, 2021
A young dentist’s story of involvement in BDA committees and dental politics.
19 August, 2021
A recent High Court case on vicarious liability in dentistry and what impacts it could have on you, particularly if you have an NHS contract in England or Wales.
16 August, 2021
New ruling sees further legal confirmation that NHS practice owners in England and Wales can be held liable for negligent treatment provided by their associates.
29 July, 2021
Celebrating a pioneering woman’s 150th birthday and the important role women have played in dentistry.
21 July, 2021
How is the new bursary scheme in Scotland benefitting dental students and what other supports are available to them?
20 July, 2021
Success in Northern Ireland and renewed pressure in Scotland in fight for fair COVID-19 payments for maternity leave dentists
8 July, 2021
The new Health Secretary is urging a rapid return to normality, how will dentistry fit on Sajid Javid’s new agenda?
The Department of Health is consulting on policy proposals to introduce a new Statutory Duty of Candour for both individuals and organisations involved in providing health and social care in Northern Ireland. We're seeking your feedback to help inform our response to these important proposals.
28 June, 2021
A first look at the results from our recent racism survey reveals evidence of racism and denial in dentistry.
23 June, 2021
Major reform is on the cards for dental regulation, here’s what we find promising and concerning about the proposed changes.
Taking a look at financial support measures, future prospects for dentistry in Northern Ireland and how far we’ve come in the last 15 months.
This Learning Disability Awareness Week, we outline the steps you can take to provide a positive experience for all dental patients.
14 June, 2021
A new campaign is calling for dentists to provide pro bono treatment to survivors of domestic abuse.
10 June, 2021
A personal perspective and research insights into the mental health of dentists in Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic.
9 June, 2021
MPs have joined us in calling for dentistry’s roadmap to recovery. We need a timetable for lifting restrictions and delivering real reform.
26 May, 2021
Why the new guidelines on remote orthodontics are no substitute for meaningful regulation when it comes to protecting patients.
20 May, 2021
Can practice owners ever completely protect themselves from the risk of vicarious liability? We sought legal advice to find out.
What are the practicalities of lobbying for change? David McColl and Kenny McDonald discuss what’s next on the agenda for improving dentistry in Scotland.
6 May, 2021
A shocking court case highlights why some indemnity policies will not keep you safe from claims and damages.
The stark reality of oral cancer in Northern Ireland requires immediate action – starting with a joined up cancer and oral health strategy.
What the next Welsh Government must do to bridge the gap in oral health inequalities and rebuild dentistry in Wales.
15 April, 2021
How has the pandemic impacted children’s oral health, and what can we do to improve things?
How our oral health manifesto is shaping election debate and what else the next Scottish Government needs to do to bridge oral health inequalities.
Are dentists having trouble asking for help with their mental health? This Stress Awareness Month, we’re looking at the take up of our 24/7 counselling and mental health support services.
13 April, 2021