Products and services from suppliers you can trust

Helping shape and improve dentistry since 1923

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We actively address the issue of counterfeits in the sector

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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 104 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.

£8.7 Billion

The value of high street dentistry in the UK supported by BDIA member companies


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

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 tackling counterfeits

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

First Patient Safety Commissioner for England appointed

Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE has been appointed as the first Patient Safety Commissioner (PSC) for...

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Spotlight 2021

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

Dental Showcase 2023

BDIA Dental Showcase has been rescheduled for 24 – 25 March 2023, at ExCeL, London.

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Dental Showcase 2023

24 March 2023

BDIA Dental Showcase has been rescheduled for 24 – 25 March 2023, at ExCeL, London.

BDIA Conference & AGM 2022

28 September 2022

The BDIA AGM & Conference 2022 will take place at the beautiful Oakley Court Hotel In Windsor.

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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.

Territory Manager – Dental consumables

SDI Dental Innovations Ltd

North London Area

July 2021

SDI develops, manufactures, and supplies dental restorative products, teeth whitening materials for aesthetic dentistry, and small dental equipment. During a time of expansion, an incredible opportunity has become available for a Territory Manager.

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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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