BDA articles

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  • One of the fundamentals of any successful dental practice is to have good legal cover in place for all manner of situations that can occur, keeping the practice functioning smoothly and protecting dental staff and their patients.
  • As the embers of COVID-19 burn away, some of dentistry’s focus has switched from tales of what it was like working in an urgent treatment centre and being re-deployed to the frontline to the here and now. What can we do to fix the situation?
  • In February – what feels like a lifetime ago – discussions were ongoing over how the dental workforce would look once the Brexit transition period was complete, with some anecdotal evidence suggesting testing times lay ahead.
  • In these uncertain times, dental practices would do well to ensure their stability and future success by considering how to strengthen their business and one way of doing so is to consider the potential of dental referrals.
  • The British Dental Association (BDA) has said confirmation of second consecutive year of above-inflation pay awards for dentists must now be built on, as part of wider plan to maintain the long term integrity of the service.
  • The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed news the government has given the green light for the restoration of routine care services in England.
  • Dentists in England relieved to re-open but key questions remain.
  • The GDC puts a strong focus on your individual field of practice for planning your CPD.
  • It's important to know what the benefits are and what you are entitled too, particularly if you are thinking about, or are already in the 2015 NHS Pensions scheme (for dentists who working in England and Wales).
  • As dental corporate firms are increasing their slice of the market, it appears that younger dentists are increasingly being drawn to what they see as attractive job opportunities.
  • The recent joint statement of the UK’s statutory health regulators, including the GDC, Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner [1] asserts their encouragement to registrants to be reflective practitioners.
  • Comprehensive, contractual and bespoke professional liability insurance, plus dentist-led advice and resources.
  • You’re ecstatic. You’ve just received a letter confirming an offer of your dream associate position. The contract is enclosed and you are asked to sign and return a copy, demonstrating your acceptance of the post, without delay.
  • The first year of the GDC’s enhanced CPD scheme has now come to an end. You will know that the new scheme saw changes to the required number of verifiable CPD hours and a mandatory requirement to have a personal development plan (PDP) in place.
  • ​I used to wonder 'Why would anyone want more than one job?'
  • The BDA have just released their ‘Here for you’ report, setting out the ways in which they’ve been busily helping their members and the wider dental profession in the last 12 months.
  • by Neeta Udhain, a practice management consultant in the BDA’s Practice Support team. Neeta advises general dental practitioners on associate contracts and all aspects of employment law
  • Video testimonials to help you decide if community dentistry, NHS dentistry, specialisation or working abroad is right for you. As well as tips to help you get ahead.
  • Here you'll find a selection of videos we hope will help you in the early stages of your career.
  • ​As any health professional will you tell you, recruitment, retention and access are intimately linked. We want this profession to succeed, and to deliver the very best for its patients. It's why each year we ask our members for their feedback on pay and on morale.