Internet Explorer and Edge browser users:
To download Word, Excel or PowerPoint files please right-click on the file you wish to download, and select 'Save target as...'


  • Dentists honoured by the BDA during an exceptionally tough year

    Sixteen individuals are being celebrated in the latest round of the prestigious BDA Honours and Awards, for their outstanding achievements, their commitment to the BDA, and their work for the dental profession.

    Date: 21 January 2021

    Dentists honoured by the BDA during an exceptionally tough year


  • Patients turning away, as lockdown targets push service to breaking point

    The BDA has warned many NHS dental practices will now face an uncertain future, as new evidence shows the January lockdown has left patients unwilling to keep appointments or seek care, and dentists incapable of meeting unworkable activity targets recently imposed by government.

    Date: 14 January 2021

    Patients turning away, as lockdown targets push service to breaking point


  • Lockdown: Abandon targets or leave future of dental services at risk

    The BDA has urged the government to abandon imposed NHS targets that will be impossible to achieve under the new national lockdown, and which risk putting hundreds of practices out of business.

    Date: 04 January 2021

    Lockdown: Abandon targets or leave future of dental services at risk


  • Dentists dispute Hancock’s claim on ‘agreement’ over targets

    The BDA has disputed claims by Health Secretary Matt Hancock today that agreement had been reached over a new series of targets now facing NHS dental practitioners in England.

    Date: 17 December 2020

    Dentists dispute Hancock’s claim on ‘agreement’ over targets


  • ​Dentists: Imposed targets to push NHS services in England to the brink

    The BDA has warned the government now risks devastating NHS dental services in England, as ministers prepare to impose a system of targets the majority of practices will be incapable of meeting under COVID restrictions.

    Date: 17 December 2020

    ​Dentists: Imposed targets to push NHS services in England to the brink


  • Dentists back Healthwatch call to fix system in crisis

    The British Dental Association has backed calls from patient champion Healthwatch for the Government to act on the ongoing crisis in dental services in England that has been cast into stark relief by the COVID pandemic.

    Date: 09 December 2020

    Dentists back Healthwatch call to fix system in crisis


  • Dentists greet leadership from Welsh Government on restoring access

    The British Dental Association has welcomed the Welsh Government’s commitment to offer capital funding to help dental practices secure new equipment to expand patient numbers.

    Date: 09 December 2020

    Dentists greet leadership from Welsh Government on restoring access


  • Dentists: £500 'gift' no substitute for decent pay

    The British Dental Association Scotland has said that the £500 'gift' to frontline NHS workers is no substitute for long-term commitments to above-inflation pay awards.

    Date: 01 December 2020

    Dentists: £500 'gift' no substitute for decent pay


  • Dentists slam wrongheaded NHS charge hike in middle of pandemic

    The BDA has slammed the latest inflation-busting 5% increase in NHS dental charges in England announced today, accusing government of erecting further barriers to care during the COVID pandemic, when services remain so limited and focused on dealing with an unprecedented backlog.

    Date: 23 November 2020

    Dentists slam wrongheaded NHS charge hike in middle of pandemic


  • ​Dentist urge long term clarity on PPE supplies in wake of NAO report

    The BDA has welcomed the National Audit Office’s latest report on procurement during the COVID pandemic, and called for real clarity on the long term supply and distribution of personal protective equipment.

    Date: 18 November 2020

    ​Dentist urge long term clarity on PPE supplies in wake of NAO report


​​​​