Politics

​Crouch elected new chair of the British Dental Association

Eddie Crouch has been elected as the new chair of the British Dental Association’s Principal Executive Committee (PEC).

Russ Ladwa inaugurated as the BDA's 134th president

Russ Ladwa, who has held many of the leading roles in UK dentistry, has took office as the 134th president of the British Dental Association on September 16, 2020.

The BADN calls for recognition of dental nurses’ contribution to dentistry

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), the professional association for dental nurses in the UK, supports the BSDHT campaign for dental nursing support for hygienists and therapists in...

Research reveals the urgent need to grow access to dentistry

Unprecedented levels of decay and periodontal disease, dental health neglect, lockdown overindulgence and life-threatening diagnoses missed – these are just some of the predictions for the UK’s dental...

British Dental Association sets out plan to tackle racism and discrimination

The British Dental Association (BDA) has set out its commitment to tackle racism and discrimination at all levels in dentistry, following international outcry initiated by the death of George Floyd in...

FGDP(UK) supports Black Lives Matter movement and anti-racism

The FGDP(UK) has issued a statement supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and declared itself an anti-racist organisation.

BDA evidence sees Jeremy Hunt promise urgent return to inquiry into dentistry

Health and Social Care Committee Chair Jeremy Hunt has promised to reopen to inquiry into dentistry that was abruptly closed by December’s snap General Election.

Business rates, PPE and key worker status – dentists call on government support

The British Dental Association (BDA) is calling on the government to help dentists on the day high street practices in England are meant to be reopening their doors to patients.

Dentists react as government gives green light for routine care in England

Dentists have reacted to the announcement last week that dental teams in England can return to delivering routine dental services.

Lobby your local council for rates debate: Dental practices have ‘fallen through the cracks’

A dental practice owner is spearheading a campaign to get the same rate rebates as other high street businesses.

BAPD takes vote of no confidence in Office of Chief Dental Officer

The BAPD has written to the health secretary following a vote of no confidence from its members in the Office of the Chief Dental Officer (England):

MPs urge Chancellor to throw dentists a lifeline

More than 100 MPs, from across seven parties, have joined forces to demand immediate action from the chancellor to save the UK’s dental services.

Dentistry must feature as Stormont gets back to business

Welcoming the return of devolved government to Northern Ireland, the BDA has said now is the time for decisive action to address key issues facing dentistry.

Dentists slam race to the bottom, as latest NHS tendering process abandoned

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called for the next government to end competitive tendering across the NHS, after the latest fiasco saw a process for commissioning orthodontic services across...

Welsh Government must not rest on its laurels on tooth decay

The British Dental Association Wales has urged the Welsh Assembly Government not to rest on its laurels following the progress made by its Designed to Smile oral health programme, which celebrated its...