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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

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.

125
members

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

2109
students 

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

£288,800
funding

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

8
awards

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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BDIA CSIDI

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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Insight & intelligence

Latest news

Sharron Davies, MBE confirmed as BDIA summer conference speaker

We're pleased to announce that Olympian and TV personality, Sharron Davies, MBE has been...

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Spotlight

Spotlight 2017

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

IDS - International Dental Show 2019

Book your stand now and join us on the UK Pavilion at IDS Cologne 2019, the world's largest dental exhibition.

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Events

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IDS - International Dental Show 2019

12 March 2019

Book your stand now and join us on the UK Pavilion at IDS Cologne 2019, the world's largest dental exhibition.

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Feb
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AEEDC Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition

05 February 2019

AEEDC Dubai is a key feature in our export calendar, and is home to one of our largest UK Pavilions.

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Dec
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BDIA Midwinter Meeting

06 December 2018

BDIA's annual festive networking event at One Great George Street, London. Further details TBC.

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Oct
BDIA Dental Showcase 2018

04 October 2018

The UK's largest dental trade show, housing over 300 exhibitors, returns to ExCeL London in October 2018.

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Sep
Digital Dentistry Show

15 September 2018

This free to attend show is ideal for those wanting to get a better idea of the digital technology available to transform their practice.

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Sep
FDI World Dental Congress

05 September 2018

We will be leading a dental trade mission to coincide with the FDI World Dental Congress taking place in Buenos Aires.

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Education

The BDIA 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.

 

Panadent Ltd

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.

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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