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Educational resources for teachers

Why become a dentist?


If you are interested in following a career in dentistry, visit NHS careers for more information.

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures

The BDA partners with Colgate for the month each September for Bright Smiles, Bright FuturesTM, a UK-wide programme to help children learn about the importance of good oral health an early age, and offers free educational materials for dentists, teachers and parents, sign up online.

BDA 3D Mouth 

The BDA 3D Mouth website, supported by Wrigley Oral Healthcare in Action, allows you to explore the mouth, watch teeth grow and shows some of the treatments dentists do. 

Visit the BDA Musem

The BDA Museum aims to bring out the relevance of the past, present and future of dentistry, to inspire and educate existing and new audiences and to influence the perception of the science, practice and social impact of dentistry. See our opening times and access for schools and groups.

About the BDA

The British Dental Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for dentists in the UK. It represents dentists working in general practice, in community and hospital settings, in academia and research, and in the armed forces, and includes dental students. The BDA promotes members’ interests, advances the science, arts and ethics of dentistry, and contributes towards improving the nation's oral health.

You can follow news from the BDA on Twitter. Membership packages reflect the varied needs of dentists.