Associations

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British Dental Association.

The British Dental Association (BDA) is a trade union for dental professionals.mIt provides a collective representation of the profession in its dealings with governments and employing authorities. This professional organisation promotes policies which benefit dental practice and dental care, and champion higher standards.

Lobbying

The BDA lobbies politicians on legislation affecting dentists as business people and clinicians, and on issues such as dental student debt, care for special needs patients and commissioning and contract arrangements. In Europe the organization lobbies the commission and the European parliament (well for the next two years at least), and its influence extends throughout the world.

Leader in science and research

The BDA publishes the British Dental Journal and promotes the role of evidence-based dental care.

The organsation also runs an annual conference and exhibition.

Members and membership

The BDA is owned and run by its members. It is a not-for-profit organisation with all income reinvested for the benefit of the profession.

Since the early years the challenges and opportunities within dentistry have changed dramatically. The BDA has grown and developed to meet those challenges and now provides a highly differentiated mix of support, representation and services to all dentists within the UK.

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British Endodontic Society courses.

The British Endodontic Society offers a wide range of interesting subjects, events and services to any member of the dental profession with an interest in endodontics. The Society also aims to further clinical application and scientific research in endodontics.

As endodontics becomes increasingly more complex and the number of clinical cases increases, so the Society aims to support practitioners, researchers and hospital-based clinicians involved in endodontics.

Members of the Society automatically become members of the European Society for Endodontology, receive the IEJ journal monthly, attend BES and some ESE events at lower rates, can apply for research grants and advertise vacant positions on the BES website. Members’ contact details can also be available to the general public if they wish.

The next meeting of the British Endodontic Society will be Endodontic Failure – Avoidance, Management and Consequences at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel, 23 and 24 November 2018.

01788 546 365

Your leader in patient communication and education.

The Oral Health Foundation has been advising and informing patients about how to care for their oral health for almost 50 years. Our extensive range of educational leaflets, confidential Dental Helpline and popular website, provide informed content through credible and impartial information, to assist patients and support dental professionals.

We offer a full range of products to help educate, communicate and motivate, including models to show a complete range of conditions and treatments, patient rewards and oral health products such as dental goody bags, packed and sealed for your oral health promotion needs.

Our patient leaflet range now has 52 titles and provides impartial and independent information for the dental profession and is a popular choice with patients with 1m copies sold every year.

We also run National Smile Month and Mouth Cancer Action Month, giving the dental and health community the opportunity to campaign together. To take part in either of these, find out about our work and activities, or to request a product catalogue, call or go to the website.