Regular member communications share latest industry news, updates and programme of events.
Our monthly e-newsletter includes detailed updates on industry issues, Technical and Regulatory matters and Standards. Additional e-Updates provide breaking news and the latest information on current issues of interest to BDIA members.
Our members-only magazine, Dental Insider, provides a summary of industry and Association news to ensure members don’t miss any updates.
Dental Insider also offers special features and interviews on topical themes to support knowledge transfer across member company teams.
The BDIA community is built on a strong foundation of knowledge, expertise and values.
A members-only online area holds information on the latest activities on which the industry is focusing. It is also where members can access latest news, support and advice, policies, research and statistics.
Our members also benefit from a secure forum where they can ask colleagues and peers for help and advice, and reciprocate based on their own knowledge and area of expertise.
Additionally, access to the online toolkit offers members the opportunity to update their company profile. as well as advertise recruitment opportunities.
The BDIA provides robust industry insights to members to help support decision making. This easily accessible information saves members both time and resource, and ensures latest available data is at their fingertips.
The insights available include information and trends for both UK and European markets. Industry statistics are published annually in Spotlight, our comprehensive dental statistics digest.
Spotlight contains exclusive research and surveys conducted on behalf of members, via our Statistics Committee, covering technologies and trends in dental practice, training and dental media readership usage.
A number of education and training opportunities are available to member companies to enhance their skills and supply a quality service to their customers.
The BDIA Certificate: Introduction to Dentistry, written by industry experts, allows customer-facing employees to develop an understanding of the dental industry and profession. This course is available as a self-learning package, supervised training or even acts as a company induction tool.
The BDIA is also working to introduce a professional credentialing register to tackle growing industry access problems to NHS premises. Moving forward, this will shape the management of external facing teams interacting with NHS healthcare professionals.
Members networking events are a key feature in the BDIA membership calendar - we aim to facilitate useful meetings with colleagues, peers and industry professionals to develop opportunities and connect with the best businesses within the industry.
The annual Summer Conference and Midwinter Meeting are the key industry events. As well as networking they also include a business and social programme, and an opportunity to see the latest activities and news from the BDIA.
Additionally, a range of seminars throughout the year, utilising expert speakers, are organised by the BDIA to further members' understanding in key areas of new legislation, policy and topical industry issues.
By engaging with influencers, we provide a wide range of support to promote and protect members interests, as well as access to valuable sources of information, allowing members to concentrate on their day to day business.
This support includes practical advice and information around current campaigns such as CSIDI, and legislation including MDR, VM and GDPR. The latest Technical, Regulatory and Standards updates, Brexit implications, advice on exporting, and access to a business support helpline offering health, safety and employment law advice. Quality is upheld through our Code of Practice, and ensuring that, through the work of our Council and Committees, member interests always remain central to the work we do.