BDA Conference

Looking for some career inspiration?

In his second blog, foundation dentist, Hannan Imran, shares the key learnings he took away from the BDA/UCL Careers Day 2017 event that he attended with members of his scheme. Build your CV   Whatever your career goals may be, having a well-balanced CV will prove to be your strongest asset. At Careers Day, several speakers highlighted the importance of using the ‘personal specification’ guides th... »

Celebrating a leading light in Northern Ireland dentistry

Philip Henderson has been honoured with Distinguished Membership of the BDA, thanking him for his long, exceptional and valuable service to the BDA. Our debt to him as dentists in Northern Ireland is great, which is why I felt he should be nominated for recognition amongst his peers. I have known Philip since dental school. We were in the same year, all those years ago. It is difficult to quantify... »

Diary of a young hospital dentist: did I panic?

In this new series of blogs by Surina Bhola, a young dentist working as a dental core trainee at Princess Alexandra Hospital, she will share her experience of taking on a new role in a hospital setting. Diary Entry After completion of foundation training, all young dentists face the two main options – do I live the rest of my life in practice, or do I utter the dreaded words – “dental core trainin... »

My first month as BDA President: looking to our future

My first month as BDA President was certainly a whirl-wind, but such an enjoyable one. My inauguration at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition was the official start of it all, but I actually got involved earlier on, helping to support our very experienced conference team plan the event. Taking over from our 2015 President Nairn Wilson is going to be a hard act to follow. During his year, ... »

British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2016 – thank you for attending

The British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2016 was a fantastic event. With 5,000 people in one place, we met familiar and new faces. Here’s a quick photo round-up of what happened:                 For the first time, we introduced a photo booth, where delegates could get their picture taken and friends had a laugh posing together. BDA Chair, Mick Ar... »

Catch up on the highlights: British Dental Conference & Exhibition 2016

Missed out on the British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2016? This year was yet another buzzing event, with strong words from BDA Chair Mick Armstrong on #preventionfirst, and the Minister for dentistry, the Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, taking to the stage to talk about improving children’s oral health. Catch up on the highlights via our Storify posts: Day 1: A new President takes the helm, telling... »

James Goldman

Find your career path in dentistry

Walk down a street in a city at 8.45 on a weekday morning and watch them go to work. Some look really happy, some less so. Some may be financially comfortable, some not. Some may be salespeople, accountants, periodontists… When you were a child, did you dream of doing what you do today? What child dreams of becoming a dentist specialising in gum disease? But there are benefits to all careers that ... »

The importance of infection control

Decontamination and infection control may not be the most enthralling of topics but it underpins everything that goes on in a dental surgery. The introduction of the Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 (HTM 01-05) in 2009 by the Department of Health was very much a year zero moment for dental surgeries across the UK. The whole process has become much more formalised and practices have often had to i... »

This year’s Conference branding

Each year we try to use a new way to visually communicate the event and what visitors can expect from the Conference and Exhibition.   The Brief We commissioned our designers to create something which: Is eye-catching Is memorable Communicates our values Says the British Dental Conference and Exhibition   Why is branding so important? The look and feel of something sets expectations. If ... »

Five minutes with Finlay Sutton

Finlay Sutton is a speaker in our upcoming Conference in May. He talks to us below about his background, producing dentures and what he’ll be speaking about at Conference 2016. “I am a specialist in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics and have devoted the past 17 years of my practicing career honing my skills in removable prosthetics. This is an area of dentistry I am extremely passionate abo... »

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