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Dental Insider summer 2021 issue out now

13 August 2021

Our latest issue of Dental Insider is now available.

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Latest News - Useful Government information sources on COVID – 19

09 June 2021

The BDIA has pulled together some key Government websites providing information on Coronavirus (COVID – 19) which may be helpful to members.

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VAT changes for the import of dental prostheses

04 November 2021

At the Government's Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 it was announced that the import of dental prostheses by (or on behalf of) registered dentists or registered dental care professionals...

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Scotland: Ventilation Improvement Allowance FAQs

18 October 2021

The Scottish Government has recently published a document answering some frequently asked questions on the Ventilation Improvement Allowance which, as previously reported, was announced in June...

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Dental Industry Awards in association with the BDIA

18 October 2021

This years’ Dental Industry Awards, in association with the BDIA, will be presented at a ceremony in London on 12 November. Awards organiser, FMC, invite industry colleagues to the event, asking...

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NHS dental contract prototypes to end in England

15 October 2021

Prototype contractual arrangements for NHS dental practices in England will not be renewed beyond April 2022, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has informed participating practices. 

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EU Proposals on the NI Protocol

14 October 2021

The EU Commission has now published its latest proposals in response to the UK Governments’ recent Command Paper document on the NI protocol. The latest EU document outlines possible concessions on...

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New BDIA President & Vice President Elected

12 October 2021

The BDIA is delighted to announce that Dean Hallows, Dentsply Sirona, was elected as BDIA President, and Gail Vernon, VSM Healthcare, as Vice-President at the Association’s recent AGM held at...

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DHSC Consultation on whether to extend the provision of free personal protective equipment (PPE) to the health and care sector after 31 March 2022

30 September 2021

As recently reported, the DHSC is now seeking views on whether it should extend the provision of free personal protective equipment (PPE) to the health and care sector after 31 March 2022.

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NHS England announces increased dental activity targets

30 September 2021

NHS England has announced an increase to the level of activity that will be required in order for NHS dental contract service holders in England to receive 100% of their contract value.

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DHSC public consultation on post-March 2022 PPE provision to health care providers

23 September 2021

We understand that the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has agreed that the Department of Health and Social Care undertake a public consultation on the provision of PPE to health care...

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Updated edition of Delivering Better Oral Health published

21 September 2021

Public Health England has published the latest edition of the Delivering Better Oral Health (DBOH) toolkit. DBOH is an evidence based toolkit intended to support dental teams in improving their...

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BDIA Dental Showcase 2022 - Register Today

16 September 2021

After two years filled with unique challenges, BDIA Dental Showcase returns to reunite the dental community and offer BDIA members the opportunity to exhibit their products and services at one of...

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Scottish Government funding for dental equipment

09 September 2021

The Scottish Government has published details of funding that will be provided to general dental practices for the purchase of electric speed adjusting handpieces.

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Data protection and ICO registration requirements

03 September 2021

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK regulator for data protection and information rights. In September 2021, they will be writing to the care sector to remind companies that they...

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HGV driver disruption and shortage

03 September 2021

In response to ongoing disruption caused by a shortage of HGV drivers, the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) is seeking input from industry regarding any impacts on supply chains or patients.

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Free dental care for 18-25 year olds in Scotland

23 August 2021

Following the First Minister's commitment that 18-25 year olds with care experience would be exempted from NHS dental charges, the Scottish Government has announced that this policy has been...

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CDO England update on staff isolation requirements

18 August 2021

The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has issued a bulletin following the changes to self-isolation requirements that came into effect from 16th August. 

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Dental Insider summer 2021 issue out now

13 August 2021

Our latest issue of Dental Insider is now available.

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Update to dental infection prevention and control guidance

11 August 2021

The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has today announced a minor update to the dental Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidance.

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New Deputy CDOs for Scotland appointed

05 August 2021

Three new Deputy Chief Dental Officers for Scotland have been appointed this week.

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DHSC self-isolation guidance

27 July 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided further guidance on applications for self-isolation exemption for critical workers. 

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DHSC webinar on NI protocol

23 July 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care will be running a webinar on Tuesday 27 July at 10:30-11:00am following the Command Paper published on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

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Update on self-isolation for 'critical services'

23 July 2021

The Government has provided an update on exemptions from self-isolation for a limited number of 'critical services'.  The list of sectors in which employers may be eligible to apply for...

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MHRA Annual Report 2020/21

21 July 2021

The MHRA has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2020 to 2021.  The report provides an overview of the Agency's activities over the past year, including its work in relation to the...

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Self-isolation exemptions for critical workers

21 July 2021

The Government has announced that fully vaccinated critical workers will be able to leave self-isolation in "exceptional circumstances".

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CDO announces "common sense" changes to dental SOPs in England

16 July 2021

The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has published a set of "common sense changes" to the dental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The CDO has stated that there will be...

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CDO announces "common sense" changes to dental SOPs in England

16 July 2021

The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has published a set of "common sense changes" to the dental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The CDO has stated that there will be...

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General Dental Council announces new Chair

15 July 2021

The General Dental Council has announced that Baron Harris of Haringey (Lord Toby Harris) has been appointed as its new chair. The GDC has also announced the appointment of Council Member Angie...

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No changes to dental SOPs in England expected on 19 July

12 July 2021

While the Prime Minister has confirmed that the Government intends to lift legal COVID restrictions, including social distancing and face coverings, on 19 July we understand that no immediate...

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New Health and Care Bill introduced to Parliament

10 July 2021

The Government has set out proposals for changes to the health and care system under the new Health and Care Bill, which was introduced to Parliament this week.

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CQC registration requirements for 'direct-to-consumer' orthodontics

02 July 2021

The Care Quality Commission has issued a statement clarifying the registration requirements for direct-to-consumer orthodontic services, also referred to as online or remote orthodontics.

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Employer right to work checks from 1 July 2021

28 June 2021

From 1 July 2021, new rules for right to work checks will apply. EU, EEA, or Swiss citizens will need to provide evidence of lawful immigration status in the UK.

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Latest News - Useful Government information sources on COVID – 19

09 June 2021

The BDIA has pulled together some key Government websites providing information on Coronavirus (COVID – 19) which may be helpful to members.

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BDA warns of 'exodus' from dentistry and 30 million lost appointments

25 May 2021

The British Dental Association has published the results of a new survey of dentists in England, raising concerns of an 'exodus from the service' amidst a continuing access crisis with nearly 30...

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Healthwatch England report on dental access

24 May 2021

Healthwatch England has published a report on dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic, revealing concerns around levels of access, which has been picked up in the national media.

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CQC report on dental access during the pandemic

21 May 2021

The Care Quality Commission has published results of its analysis of primary dental care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CQC analysed information from different sources, including...

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Report published: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion within Dentistry

18 May 2021

The Diversity in Dentistry Action Group (DDAG) has published its report Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within Dentistry: A profession wide commitment. The DDAG Stakeholder Group, created under...

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Government publishes Plastic Packaging Tax guidance

11 May 2021

HM Revenue & Customs has published guidance for business in preparation for the Plastic Packaging Tax. As the Tax is currently before Parliament and is not yet law, the contents are subject to...

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Reviewing the dental Standard Operating Procedures in England

11 May 2021

The future of the Standard Operating Procedures for dentistry continues to be a topic of interest as national coronavirus restrictions are being lifted. The BDA is seeking an indication from the...

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MHRA issues open letter regarding Northern Ireland importer requirements under EU MDR

11 May 2021

Graeme Tunbridge, Director of Devices at MHRA, has issued an open letter regarding importer obligations for Northern Ireland under the EU MDR.

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SDCEP resource on ventilation for dentistry

05 May 2021

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has compiled a summary of currently available information on ventilation, with a focus on advice and information that has relevance for...

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GDC update on Enhanced CPD

22 April 2021

The General Dental Council has noted that there has been some confusion surrounding the Enhanced CPD scheme and certain elements of its requirements.

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MHRA update on UKRP legal liability

08 April 2021

As part of the Association's ongoing engagement with MHRA in relation to the UK Responsible Person (UKRP), the regulator has clarified the underlying legal liability associated with the role.

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Important update on MHRA registration of UK Responsible Persons

31 March 2021

Further to our recent webinar on the device registration process under the new UK regulatory framework, MHRA has asked us to share a point of clarification regarding UK Responsible Person...

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MHRA update on CE mark recognition for medical devices

22 March 2021

Following discussions at recent meetings between MHRA and fellow trade associations, the regulator has provided clarification on how the period of CE mark recognition will operate in cases where...

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Less than 2 weeks to go before Dental Showcase On Demand - Register Today

12 March 2021

Dental Showcase On Demand is set to be an excellent event with the first day of the event commencing on 22 March. 

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End of Brexit Transition Period milestones

01 March 2021

Following the end of the Brexit Transition Period, members may wish to refer to a Government timeline of further milestones over the coming years.

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Government announces grants through SME Brexit Support Fund

12 February 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced a new £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund. 

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BDIA signs new Dental Showcase Licence Agreement with Mark Allen Exhibitions

11 February 2021

Association Chief Executive, Edmund Proffitt, commented, “The BDIA is pleased to take this opportunity to build on its relationship with MA Exhibitions so we can continue to work together to...

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Updated MHRA guidance on Virtual Manufacturing

03 February 2021

The MHRA has published an updated version of its guidance for Virtual Manufacturing of medical devices.

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Dental practices to remain open during latest lockdown (England)

05 January 2021

We have received confirmation from Sara Hurley, CDO - England, that dental services in England are to remain open during the lockdown announced on 4th January.

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Updated MHRA Guidance on Medical Devices

04 January 2021

The MHRA has recently issued a number updated of post-Transition Period guidance documents relating to medical devices.

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Cabinet Office resources on movement of goods between UK and EU from 1 January 2021

17 December 2020

With 15 days to go before the end of the Brexit Transition Period, the UK and EU have yet to reach an agreement on future trading arrangements.

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New MHRA device registration guidance & updated BDIA FAQ document

08 December 2020

The MHRA has published new guidance on how to register as a manufacturer to sell medical devices on the Great Britain and Northern Ireland markets from 1 January 2021.

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Department of Health Trader Support Service webinar - 8th December

02 December 2020

More than 7,000 businesses have now signed up to the new DHSC Trader Support Service (TSS), which has been specifically created to support traders moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol...

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BDIA Dental Showcase rescheduled to March 2022, plus a NEW event taking place in March 2021

25 November 2020

The BDIA Dental Showcase Advisory Board and MA Exhibitions Limited have taken the decision to reschedule BDIA Dental Showcase to 25 – 26 March 2022 at ExCeL, London.

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NHS announces increased dental patient charges in England from 14th December

24 November 2020

Jo Churchill, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care has announced that the National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 will...

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End of Transition Period - 38 days to go

23 November 2020

Whilst discussions on an EU/UK FTA continue, the Government also continues its communications programme with companies on preparations for 1st January 2021.

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CDO update for private practices in Scotland

19 November 2020

The Scottish Chief Dental Officer and National Clinical Director have issued a letter to wholly private practices in Scotland regarding treatment across the five lockdown tiers introduced on 2...

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MHRA webinar recording - UK regulation of medical devices from 1 January 2021

18 November 2020

Following our own well attended webinar with MHRA on 3rd November, which provided members with an overview of the incoming regulatory requirements for medical devices for the UK market from the...

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44 days until the end of the Transition Period - sign up for the Government's Trader Support Service

17 November 2020

If you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Trader Support Service will guide you through any changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

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End of Brexit Transition Period - collected Border Control guidance and resources

16 November 2020

The Brexit Transition Period ends on 31st December, and whatever the outcome of negotiations with the EU there will be changes for businesses from 1st January 2021.

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Brexit Transition Update

06 November 2020

With less than 60 days to go until the UK’s new start, the Business Secretary Alok Sharma is encouraging UK companies to sign up for a webinar to find out more about the actions to take.

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Register for Government Secured Freight Capacity

14 October 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that it has concluded its procurement of freight capacity away from areas of potential border disruption ahead of the end of the Brexit transition...

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Preparing for the end of the Brexit transition period - 100 days remaining

25 September 2020

The end of the Brexit transition period is only 100 days away. The Department for International Trade has outlined four actions that businesses should take now in preparation for new rules that...

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Department of Health & Social Care supplier update on end of Brexit Transition Period

03 August 2020

Steve Oldfield, Chief Commercial Officer at the Department of Health & Social Care, has issued a letter to suppliers of medical devices and clinical consumables in order to outline the Department's...

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BDIA launches its Dental Industry Manifesto

11 November 2019

With a crucial General Election just a month away The Dental Industry Manifesto outlines how the BDIA believes the next Government can contribute to achieving the industry’s positive vision for the...

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Call for donations of dental neckties to the BDA Museum Dental Necktie Archive

29 October 2019

Wanted - dental neck ties! With neckties, specifically ‘club ties’, first worn in 1920, going out of fashion, Nairn Wilson is creating a dental necktie archive on behalf of the BDA Museum.

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Technology & Trends survey 2019

27 August 2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest edition of our popular Technology & Trends Survey.

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MDR & Brexit seminar

19 August 2019

Our comprehensive line-up of speakers will cover all aspects of these complex issues from government contingency planning to UK specific no-deal legislation, Notified Body expectations and dental...

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Brexit - new Prime Minister

25 July 2019

A new Prime Minister has been appointed and over the last few weeks Boris Johnson has proudly paraded his Brexit credentials before the nation.

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New BDIA Council membrs

03 July 2019

Following the 96th BDIA AGM held in Tewkesbury on 27 June, we have the pleasure of confirming new BDIA Council members for 2019/20.

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Brexit - after Theresa May

25 June 2019

The politics of Brexit now seem to be dominated by the election of a new leader of the Conservative Party which should see a victor emerge in July.

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Brexit - leadership selection process

24 May 2019

Following the cessation of discussions on Brexit with the Labour Party, the political saga continues with the European Parliamentary elections having taken place...

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Event: Summer conference - Keynote Speaker announced!

20 May 2019

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker at this year's Summer Conference will be Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Executive of NHS Digital.

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Brexit - options after extension

29 April 2019

As European Union leaders have granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit, we are now into our second ‘extension’ period, with the Prime Minister in further talks with the Labour Party on Brexit.

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AEEDC Dubai & IDEM Singapore 2020

16 April 2019

Bookings are now open for the UK Pavilions at both AEEDC Dubai and IDEM Singapore 2020.

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Brexit - the UK will not be leaving the EU on 29th March

29 March 2019

We now know that the UK will not be leaving the EU on 29th March as previously thought. At the time of writing, little more than that is known – the exit data could now be 22 May if an agreement is...

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BDIA Summer Conference – Booking now open!

26 March 2019

Bookings are now open for this year’s BDIA Summer Conference at the wonderful Tewkesbury Park Hotel, so save the dates now – Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2019.

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Brexit - Is the only certainty, uncertainty?

28 February 2019

In the current climate it is very difficult to report on the political aspects of Brexit with any authority and avoiding speculation. That is why your Association has recently concentrated on...

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Summer Conference – Save the date!

08 February 2019

Bookings will open soon for this year’s BDIA Summer Conference at the wonderful Tewkesbury Park Hotel, so save the dates now – Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2019.

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BDIA dental procurement conference

25 January 2019

Our forthcoming event on NHS dental procurement will help to guide you through the changes to supplier obligations and their implications for your business.

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Midwinter Meeting 2018

11 October 2018

Booking is now open for this years BDIA Midwinter Meeting. Held at One Great George Street in London, it's a not to be missed festive opportunity to network with colleagues and peers and hear great...

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BDIA launches new CPD CoP

27 July 2018

The BDIA's Code of Practice for Dental CPD originally launched back in 2014. We have now prepared an updated version of the Code, newly revised to be applicable to the General Dental Council’s...

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BDIA launches new campaign to the dental profession

19 June 2018

The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) has launched a new initiative, ‘Think Supplier, Think BDIA Member’ to remind the dental profession of the benefits of purchasing from BDIA member...

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Sharron Davies, MBE confirmed as BDIA summer conference speaker

17 May 2018

We're pleased to announce that Olympian and TV personality, Sharron Davies, MBE has been confirmed as our special guest speaker at the summer conference.

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BDIA signs historic MOU

19 April 2018

The BDIA has signed a historic memorandum of understanding agreement with our sister organisation in Australia, the ADIA.

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PRESS RELEASE: BDIA Leads EU initiative on Brexit

26 October 2017

The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) and Federation of the European Dental Industry (FIDE), as the trade associations representing the dental industry in the United Kingdom and Europe...

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GDC Suspends Registration Of Dentist

28 July 2017

The recent GDC Fitness to Practisehearing concerning a dentist’s purchase and use of counterfeit dental devices highlights the dangers to both patient and professional registration from using...

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CSIDI Campaign Wins Two Awards

21 July 2017

The BDIA is delighted to announce that its 2017 BDIA CSIDI (Counterfeits and Substandard Instruments and Devices Initiative) advertising campaign is the winner of the Highest Believability category...

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BDIA Council Elections at Summer Conference

04 July 2017

At the recent BDIA Council elections, held at the AGM during the Summer Conference at Tylney Hall, Ken Finlayson and Michael Farrow were both re-elected to Council, each for a second time.

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BDIA Elects New President

02 July 2017

Sonia Tracey, Managing Director of W & H UK Ltd, was elected BDIA President at the recent AGM held at Tylney Hall, Hampshire.

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2017 General Election Result

09 June 2017

2017 General Election Result - how the BDIA is working to protect the interests of the dental industry.

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New Chief Exec for the BDIA

17 March 2017

Tony Reed, BDIA Executive Director, will be stepping down from his position in early April 2017.

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'Spot The Fake' Winner

23 November 2016

The BDIA is pleased to announce that Lizzie Boon has won the latest ‘Spot the Fake’ competition, held at Dental Showcase 2016.

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MHRA & BDIA join forces

12 October 2016

UK medical device regulator, the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), is joining forces with the British Dental Industry Association’s (BDIA) award winning Counterfeit and...

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