The British Dental Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for dentists in the United Kingdom and was founded in 1880.
As an organisation that is owned entirely by its members and with no external shareholders, the BDA is able to focus solely on its mission to promote the interests of its members; advance the science, arts and ethics of dentistry, and improve the nation's oral health.
As a membership organisation the BDA is dependent upon members' subscriptions and the strength of its membership.
Services to members include the following:
Detailed advice on NHS rules and regulations
Help with individual problems including representation at a national or international level in contractual disputes with employers and with NHS Trusts
Help and information on practice management, scientific and clinical topics
Guidance on employment law, health and safety and ethics
Access to a vast back of dental literature, Medline searches, videos and study packs
Meeting other colleagues at national and local BDA meetings and the annual conference
Excellent free advisory publications and up-to-date information on the latest issues in dentistry via the British Dental Journal and BDA News.