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
Our case to the pay review body made it clear that NHS Dentistry must remain viable - not only as a career for dentists, but for crucial patient access.
Rachel Bairsto, BDA Museum Head, on the colourful history of dentistry and how it has evolved
31 March, 2021
Government imposes harsher targets on NHS dental practices, but at least the door now appears open for real reform.
29 March, 2021
What Health Service and mixed practise dentists need to know as we approach the end of the financial year.
18 March, 2021
This new normal gives us a unique opportunity to address inequalities in oral health in Northern Ireland.
On the historical contributions women have made to dentistry and how you can share their untold stories.
8 March, 2021
On beginning DFT during COVID-19 and volunteering to fight against it.
On becoming a COVID-19 volunteer vaccinator in Scotland and how you can join up.
4 March, 2021
Reflecting on the issue of unconscious bias and gender discrimination in dentistry.
3 March, 2021
How we’re working to get the best deal possible for GDPs in a financially challenging environment.
On becoming a vaccinator and what dentists can do to help tackle vaccine misinformation and help engage BAME communities.
1 March, 2021
On the moving experience that is becoming a volunteer COVID-19 vaccinator.
The latest on contract reform, NHS financial support and targets for quarters one and two in Wales.
25 February, 2021
The Supreme court’s decision changes everything for Uber drivers but is unlikely to have any impact on dentistry’s self-employed associates.
Tristen Kelso reflects on the efforts being made to support dental students at this difficult and uncertain time.
18 February, 2021
BDA Chair Eddie Crouch on what new reforms could mean for the future of dental care.
17 February, 2021
Anurag Srinivas takes a look at how you can prepare for virtual Dental Core Training interviews.
11 February, 2021
BDA Museum Head Rachel Bairsto highlights the challenges of maintaining good oral health in the Regency period.
8 February, 2021
Nilesh Patel describes how our five-year campaign secured access to NHS pensions for prison dentists and how they can apply for it retrospectively.
3 February, 2021
Graham Smith, Chair of the Scottish PDS Committee, highlights the massive backlog of unmet dental need and the future capacity concerns.
Paul Blaylock finds out the latest on entry to DFT and how it’s been affected by the pandemic.
28 January, 2021
Roz McMullan on the GDS assistance programme, a one-stop-shop for mental health.
27 January, 2021
Eddie Crouch on the unprecedented cross-party support our members have helped generate for our campaign against targets.
20 January, 2021