The British Dental Association (BDA) is the largest voluntary membership organisation for dentists in the UK.
The majority of the BDA’s 22,000 members are family dentists, working in general practice providing both National Health Service (NHS) and private care. BDA members also work in community and hospital settings, universities and the British armed forces.
The BDA’s headquarters is in Wimpole Street, London near Queen's College, London in the City of Westminster and it currently has offices in Stirling, Scotland, Belfast, Northern Ireland and Cardiff, Wales. BDA Manchester opened in May 2008 and is in Lowry House.
The Dental Reform Committee formed the BDA in 1880. Sir John Tomes was the first President. The Dental Act 1921 created the Dental Board of the UK, whose functions have been taken over by the General Dental Council since 1956. The BDA headquarters were opened by the Queen in March 1967.
The organisation represents dentists at national and local level, ensuring that the views and concerns of the profession are high on the political and public agenda. The BDA promotes good practice and patient care, and provides members with expert advice in all aspects of practice, management and opportunities for continuing professional development. The organisation is also a scientific society promoting higher standards (often in co-operation with other organisations) and improvements in the oral health of the nation.
A new seminar offering dentists and their teams a comprehensive introduction to the decisions, techniques and dilemmas involved in aesthetic dentistry on front teeth has been launched by the by the British Dental Association (BDA).
The seminar, titled A clinical guide to anterior dental aesthetics, will focus on the advantages of all-ceramic systems; introduce the latest clinical techniques and materials for crowns, bridges and implants; and offer tips on maximising success with prosthodontic procedures.
The one-day seminar will be led by Irfan Ahmad, author of more than 100 publications on aesthetic and restorative dentistry, including the newly published BDA title A clinical guide to anterior dental aesthetics.
Delegates will have the chance to earn up to six hours of verifiable CPD at the seminar to be held at London's Cavendish Conference Centre on Friday 16 September; and also at Bradford's Cedar Court Hotel on Friday 25 November. For further details, telephone 020 7563 4590, email email@example.com , or see www.bda-events.org .
Seminar delegates will receive a free copy of the book. The seminar reaffirms the BDA's commitment to the training and development of dentists, and further expands the range of support the organisation provides to the profession.