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  • A history of the toothbrush: new BDA Museum exhibition launches

    The BDA Museum has launched a new temporary exhibition, 'The yardstick by which civilisation is measured: 200 years of the toothbrush', looking the role of the toothbrush in improving people's oral health.

    Date: 11 October 2019

    A history of the toothbrush: new BDA Museum exhibition launches


  • Get involved with the Northern Ireland Branch Council and BDA Benevolent Fund

    BDA members working in Northern Ireland are encouraged to stand for available seats on the Northern Ireland (NI) Branch Council and the BDA Benevolent Fund.

    Date: 10 October 2019

    Get involved with the Northern Ireland Branch Council and BDA Benevolent Fund


  • MHRA issues alert for Emerade Adrenaline Auto-Injectors failures

    The BDA has been notified that a number of Emerade pens (made by an affiliate of Bausch and Lomb UK Limited) have failed to activate meaning the needle is not released from the device and the injection has not administered.

    Date: 10 October 2019

    MHRA issues alert for Emerade Adrenaline Auto-Injectors failures


  • Consultation launched for an ‘opt-out’ levy model for Northern Ireland LDCs

    BDA Northern Ireland is encouraging dentists to respond to a consultation to change the Local Dental Committee (LDC) levy fund collection model from an ‘opt-in’ to an ‘opt-out’ one.

    Date: 02 October 2019

    Consultation launched for an ‘opt-out’ levy model for Northern Ireland LDCs


  • Five seats up for election on the BDA's Principal Executive Committee

    Five seats on the BDA's Principal Executive Committee (our 'Board') are up now up for election, with the newly-elected representatives taking their seats in January 2020.

    Date: 30 September 2019

    Five seats up for election on the BDA's Principal Executive Committee


  • Have your chance to shape the BDA - Membership survey

    We are asking BDA members their thoughts on the services we provide and how we might be able to improve our membership offer.

    Date: 25 September 2019

    Have your chance to shape the BDA - Membership survey


  • Northern Ireland needs to reconnect oral health with wider health policy

    BDA Northern Ireland representatives recently met with Richard Pengelly, Permanent Secretary and the Chief Dental Officer, Simon Reid, and made the case that oral health needs to reconnect with wider health policy, to ensure 'the mouth is put back in the body'.

    Date: 18 September 2019

    Northern Ireland needs to reconnect oral health with wider health policy


  • Concerns raised on “new model of care” in Scotland

    BDA Scotland says the Scottish Government must consider dentists’ concerns when developing their new ‘model of care’ for dentistry, which is the next major phase of the Oral Health Improvement Plan,

    Date: 18 September 2019

    Concerns raised on “new model of care” in Scotland


  • Two new reps take seats on the BDA’s YDC

    Two new candidates have been elected for the BDA’s Young Dentist Committee (YDC), Natalie Bradley and Katie McDonald-Meyer.

    Date: 10 September 2019

    Two new reps take seats on the BDA’s YDC


  • Decade-long collapse in Northern Ireland dentists’ earnings’ confirmed by latest official figures

    A decade-long collapse in dentists' earnings risks the sustainability of Health Service dentistry, BDA Northern Ireland has said in responding to a new report from NHS Digital.

    Date: 03 September 2019

    Decade-long collapse in Northern Ireland dentists’ earnings’ confirmed by latest official figures


  • Permanent Secretary responds to BDA calls for more timely pay uplifts

    The Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health, Richard Pengelly, has responded to BDA Northern Ireland's letter calling for the timely implementation of the DDRB’s recommended 2.5% net of expenses uplift for GDPs and salaried dentists in 2019/20.

    Date: 03 September 2019

    Permanent Secretary responds to BDA calls for more timely pay uplifts


  • Scotland’s dentists express concerns over plans for improving oral health

    In response to BDA Scotland’s survey into the state of oral health provision and other issues, many dentists expressed concerns over the Scottish Government’s Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP).

    Date: 28 August 2019

    Scotland’s dentists express concerns over plans for improving oral health


  • Vote for two new reps on the YDC

    Voting is now open for the two vacant seats on the BDA's Young Dentists Committee (YDC)

    Date: 23 August 2019

    Vote for two new reps on the YDC


  • New apps for dentists launched

    Two new tools are available to support dentists in practice and aim to help improve patient care.

    Date: 22 August 2019

    New apps for dentists launched


  • eDental discovery survey for dentists in Scotland

    The National Services Scotland eDental Programme Board is holding a review to help understand what clinical information could be provided to GDPs through access to secondary care patient health data and is asking dentists to take part in a survey.

    Date: 14 August 2019

    eDental discovery survey for dentists in Scotland


  • BDA Northern Ireland welcomes online access to pension statements

    BDA Northern Ireland has welcomed a new facility that will give GDPs online access to their annual allowance statements and annual benefit statements.

    Date: 14 August 2019

    BDA Northern Ireland welcomes online access to pension statements


  • PSD update on eOrthodontic eDental Programme

    NHS NSS Practitioner Services Division (PSD) is continuing to implement its eDental programme throughout 2019 and has advised that the 1 January 2020 deadline will not be deferred again.

    Date: 14 August 2019

    PSD update on eOrthodontic eDental Programme


  • Medical Device Alert - Telefunken defibrillators

    The MHRA has issued a Medical Device Alert for all Telefunken HR1 & FA1 automated external defibrillators, as no valid CE certificate is in place.

    Date: 26 July 2019

    Medical Device Alert - Telefunken defibrillators


  • Crisis in dental access raised by Gwynedd AM

    We're pleased to see Assembly Member for Arfon, Siân Gwenllian, raising the issue of the crisis in dental access for patients in the Welsh Assembly this week.

    Date: 17 July 2019

    Crisis in dental access raised by Gwynedd AM


  • Dentists express concern about Statement of Dental Remuneration errors

    The Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee has expressed concern that the Department of Health has found over twenty errors in the 2018-19 Statement of Dental Remuneration published on 24 June.

    Date: 16 July 2019

    Dentists express concern about Statement of Dental Remuneration errors


  • New quality improvement arrangements for Scotland

    In July 2019, the Scottish Government announced new arrangements for QI activities for the forthcoming three-year cycle 2019/22.

    Date: 16 July 2019

    New quality improvement arrangements for Scotland


  • MHRA issues alert for Emerade AAIs

    Bausch & Lomb UK limited has informed the MHRA of a risk of Emerade products failing to deliver a dose of adrenaline from the syringe due to blockage of the needle.

    Date: 12 July 2019

    MHRA issues alert for Emerade AAIs


  • Waiting times for hospital dental treatment in Scotland are 'unacceptable'

    Scotland's public health minister admits waits for hospital dental treatment are 'unacceptable'

    Date: 04 July 2019

    Waiting times for hospital dental treatment in Scotland are 'unacceptable'


  • Pay uplift for GDPs takes effect but delay unacceptable, says BDA Northern Ireland

    Pay uplift for GDPs takes effect but delay unacceptable, says BDA Northern Ireland.

    Date: 27 June 2019

    Pay uplift for GDPs takes effect but delay unacceptable, says BDA Northern Ireland


  • Approval for pay uplift for salaried dentists in Northern Ireland

    Approval for pay uplift for salaried dentists welcomed but delays are unacceptable says BDA Northern Ireland

    Date: 18 June 2019

    Approval for pay uplift for salaried dentists in Northern Ireland


  • Amendments to new legislation for implementing Welsh Language Provision welcomed

    BDA Wales welcomes amendments to new legislation for implementing Welsh Language Provision for dental patients

    Date: 18 June 2019

    Amendments to new legislation for implementing Welsh Language Provision welcomed


  • Dental professionals recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

    Four individuals from the dental world have had their achievements recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

    Date: 10 June 2019

    Dental professionals recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours


  • Field Safety Notice - Geistlich Bio-Oss Pen

    Geistlich Pharma AG has issued a Field Safety Notice for the Geistlich Bio-Oss Pen®.

    Date: 06 June 2019

    Field Safety Notice - Geistlich Bio-Oss Pen


  • Protect your smile campaign is launched warning about teeth whitening

    The BDA applauds the Protect Your Smile campaign launched this week by the Department for the Economy Trading Standards Service in Northern Ireland and the environmental departments of 11 district councils, warning the public of the dangers of illegal teeth whitening.

    Date: 06 June 2019

    Protect your smile campaign is launched warning about teeth whitening


  • BDA urges dentists in Scotland to take part in expenses exercise

    The BDA is urging dentists in Scotland to participate in an exercise to gather expenses information to provide evidence to Scottish Government that will help to inform the latest pay award.

    Date: 04 June 2019

    BDA urges dentists in Scotland to take part in expenses exercise


  • Kevin Lewis highlights missed opportunities in NHS dentistry

    The annual Lilian Lindsay Memorial Lecture took place in early May 2019 at the BDA in London and welcomed Kevin Lewis speaking on 'Missed opportunities and ever-decreasing circles in NHS dentistry’, to a packed audience.

    Date: 23 May 2019

    Kevin Lewis highlights missed opportunities in NHS dentistry


  • BDA honours Accredited Representative of the Year

    Community dentist Ken Hughes has been honoured with the Andy Williams Award for Accredited Representative of the Year, a recent AR Training Day and Conference.

    Date: 22 May 2019

    BDA honours Accredited Representative of the Year


  • BDA unveils restored Victorian painting of leading Irish dentist

    Newly-installed BDA President Roz McMullan unveiled a restored Victorian painting of Irish dentist, Richard Theodore Stack at the recent BDA Linsday Society Lecture in London.

    Date: 16 May 2019

    BDA unveils restored Victorian painting of leading Irish dentist


  • Scotland's hospital dentists get access to job planning app

    BDA hospital dentist and academic members in Scotland will now be able to access the British Medical Association's (BMA) 'Dr Diary' thanks to lobbying from BDA Scotland hospital dentist representatives.

    Date: 15 May 2019

    Scotland's hospital dentists get access to job planning app


  • Four reasons to join #Dentistry24

    The BDA is encouraging dentists across the globe to celebrate the good work of the dental profession on 24 May 2019, using social media – Twitter and Instagram, with the hashtag #Dentistry24.

    Date: 14 May 2019

    Four reasons to join #Dentistry24


  • Probity matters raised in Northern Ireland

    A series of steps aimed at making the probity process more transparent, better understood, less onerous and ultimately less stressful for General Dental Practitioners have been put forward by BDA Northern Ireland.

    Date: 14 May 2019

    Probity matters raised in Northern Ireland


  • Show your support for National Smile Month

    The BDA is encouraging dentists to support National Smile Month, the campaign run by the Oral Health Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health.

    Date: 09 May 2019

    Show your support for National Smile Month


  • Deadline for FP17 paper switch-off today

    From 1 May 2019 the submission of any new dental course of treatment must be completed electronically, under rules set by the NHS Business Services Authority.

    Date: 01 May 2019

    Deadline for FP17 paper switch-off today


  • BDA Scotland seeks effective cooperation with the new Directors of Dentistry

    BDA Scotland aims to build effective working relationships and strong communication links with the new Directors of Dentistry from the NHS Boards.

    Date: 30 April 2019

    BDA Scotland seeks effective cooperation with the new Directors of Dentistry


  • ​Dentists in Northern Ireland support fishing crews to get 'Sea Fit'

    Dentists in Northern Ireland took part in providing dental checks for fishing crews as part of the 'Helping fisherman get Sea Fit' programme at local ports.

    Date: 30 April 2019

    ​Dentists in Northern Ireland support fishing crews to get 'Sea Fit'