Formed in 1880, the BDA is the professional association and trade union organisation for dentists.
The organisation represents all fields of dentistry including general practice, community dental services, the armed forces, hospitals, academia, public health and research, and its 23,000 members can receive advice on all of these areas.
Basing themselves in London, they represent dentists at national and local level, attempting to ensure that their views and concerns are accounted for.
First established in 1923, The British Dental Industry Association is a 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, and plays a pivotal role in driving standards for the provision of quality oral healthcare.
The organisation continues to run the "BDIA Dental Showcase", which is one of the leading global dentistry events.
As of 2018, the BSDHT is a nationally recognised body that represents over 4,000 members across the UK and beyond.
The mission of BSDHT is to represent their members interests and to provide a consultative body for public and private organisations on all matters relating to dental hygiene and therapy.
The Oral Health Conference & Exhibition (OHC) is the BSDHT’s flagship member conference and the largest annual event for dental hygienists and dental therapists.
The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry was formed in November 2003 by a group of dentists, many of them leading figures in the field of cosmetic dentistry, who saw a need to share their knowledge with others.
The BACD is the voice of cosmetic dentistry in the UK, promoting clinical excellence in an ethical, minimally invasive way and the thorough understanding of this practice for clinicians and patients alike.
The British Association of Dental Nurses is a Lancashire-based organisation that represents dental nurses across the UK.
Their Annual Conference, held each year, provides an opportunity for members of the dental team to meet with colleagues, socialise and further their professional education.
The British Dental Nurses’ Journal is the official journal of the BADN. It is published four time a year in January, April, July and October and it is available to all members.
The British Dental Bleaching Society was founded in 2008 to promote safe dental bleaching within the dental profession through training and education.
Members of the society benefit from the latest information and current research, continuing support and innovative strategies to ensure they carry out safe and successful dental bleaching for their patients.
Dentsply and Sirona joined forces in 2016, to become the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental solutions. According to their latest figures, D & S products and solutions reach 600,000 dental professionals, who treat over 6 million patients daily.
Now working together under one brand globally, D & S are focused on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, faster dental care and providing innovative solutions to achieve it.
Founded in 1972, SDI Limited is primarily involved in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of specialist dental materials. They provide innovation and excellence in their products and produce the ideal restorative materials for the dental profession.
SDI’s products are sold through distributors and retailers in over 100 countries throughout the world. SDI has offices and warehouses in Chicago, USA; Cologne, Germany; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Family-owned dental company VOCO has now developed into one of the leading manufacturers in the industry.
They field a comprehensive portfolio of more than 100 preventative, restorative and prosthetic dentistry products and supply medical products on a global level.
Describing themselves as dedicated “dentalists” (dental material specialists) , VOCO aims to serve dentistry by providing dental products that offer the highest level of material quality and usability.