Helping shape and improve dentistry since 1923

Gain access to a range of exclusive member-only benefits

We actively address the issue of counterfeits in the sector

Information and Guidance on COVID-19

About the BDIA

The UK association for the dental industry.

The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) is the UK’s national trade association, representing and supporting the collective interests of manufacturers and suppliers of dental products, services and technologies. The BDIA has a member community of over 125 companies.

The BDIA plays a pivotal role in driving standards for the provision of quality oral healthcare.


we pride ourselves on our community of members - some have been with the British Dental Industry Association for over 60 years, we consider that a great achievement.


successfully studied and passed the BDIA Certificate: Introduction to Dentistry - there have been 6 Revisions of the course material since its inception.


negotiated by the BDIA in TAP (Tradeshow Access Programme) funding for members interested in export and to exhibit at overseas tradeshows.


received for our CSIDI (Counterfeit and Substandard Instruments and Devices Initiative) advertising campaign since it's launch in 2014. 

Become a member

Be part of the UK’s largest dental industry body and enjoy exclusive statistical research, regular technical and regulatory updates, networking opportunities, expert advice and more.

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The BDIA’s industry wide response to counterfeit and substandard dental devices. CSIDI drives awareness of this issue and facilitates the reporting of those selling counterfeit and non-compliant products.

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Suppliers you can trust

As BDIA members are bound by a comprehensive professional Code of Practice, bespoke training and a common vision, choosing to do business with them means you can have confidence that everything you buy is of guaranteed quality and provenance - you are choosing a supplier that you can trust.

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Insight & intelligence

Latest news

Latest News - Useful Government information sources on COVID – 19

The BDIA has pulled together some key Government websites providing information on Coronavirus...

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Spotlight 2019

Spotlight contains exclusive research and surveys conducted on behalf of members, covering technology and trends, training and media readership.

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Dental Insider

Dental insider

Dental Insider provides industry and association news, as well as special features and interviews on topical themes to support education and knowledge transfer.

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Latest event

IDEM Singapore 2020

Come and join the BDIA UK pavilion at IDEM Singapore in 2020.

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IDEM Singapore 2020

19 June 2020

Come and join the BDIA UK pavilion at IDEM Singapore in 2020.


The British Dental Industry Association has designed an education programme to fast-track students knowledge of the dental industry and profession.

The course, BDIA Certificate: Introduction to Dentistry, is an ideal learning resource for anyone in the dental industry who does not come from a clinical background.

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Module 1:
Introduction to Dentistry

This module gives an overview of how dentistry is delivered to the population of the UK, the clinicians, and others who are involved.

Module 2:
Oral & Dental Anatomy

This module provides the basic underpinning knowledge of dental anatomy, physiology, terminology and dental charting.

Module 3:
Oral Health & Disease

This module describes the most common oral diseases and conditions and discusses methods of prevention.

Module 4:
Oral Hygiene

This module describes a range of oral hygiene aids, uses and how patients can ensure they are utilising the righht methods to meet their needs.

Module 5:
Diagnosis & Radiography

This module describes the process of an oral examination and the equipment used in oral radiography.

Module 6:
Restorative Dentistry

This module describes the disciplines of restorative dentistry, as well as the development of dental materials used.

Module 7:
Dental Technology & Laboratory Procedures

In this module you will understand the skilled nature of the work of dental technicians and the various stages in lab procedures.

Module 8:
The Dental Environment & Equipment

In this module you will understand the dental environment, surgery design and functions of dental equipment.

Module 9:
Infection Control in Dentistry

In this module you will understand the need for infection control, standard precautions and the laws relating to cross-infection.

Module 10:
Minor Oral Surgery, Anaesthesia & Sedation

This module describes the various minor oral surgical procedures that may be performed and the use of oral sedation.

Module 11:
Implant Dentistry

This module describes dental implants, how the treatment works and the clinical indications dental implants are appropriate.

What our members say

The BDIA is an excellent conduit for receiving, contrasting, and absorbing information. Whether it is received via industry wide meetings or via one of the informational seminars run by the BDIA, it saves enormous amounts of research time otherwise needed to be undertaken by individual companies.

In addition, the BDIA is able to make influential representations within the industry to position and enhance our interests for the greater good, to which we as a member have the ability to influence.


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Latest Jobs

View the latest vacancies in BDIA member companies and the industry

Looking for a new challenge? Whether you are already in the industry and looking for a new role, or are interested in joing a new sector, take a look at the current opportunities available - details on how to apply are included on each job listing.

Sales Representative

Komet Dental/West One Dental Ltd

SW England and London

June 2019

We currently have an excellent opportunity for experienced sales representatives in the South West of England and London areas. These areas are established and we are looking for someone with proven Dental sales experience to continue to increase the turnover.

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Dental Service Engineer (Bench Based)

NSK United Kingdom Ltd


August 2018

An exciting opportunity has recently become available to join a friendly and established team in our busy, modern workshop as a Dental Service Engineer. No previous experience required, full training will be provided. 

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Practice Sale Region Development Consultant

Dental Elite

Central Belt in Scotland

April 2018

Direct Report: Practice Sales Manager Hours: Full-Time (Smart-Working Pattern, as will involve considerable travel so hours to suit the needs of their diary) Travel: National Travel Required, this will include two days per month in Head Office in Warwickshire, travel right across Scotland and Ireland with attendance on a rota basis to Trade Shows to support the business.

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Field Service Engineer

Carestream Dental Ltd

Farnborough Area

Carestream Dental provides industry-leading imaging, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care.

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