Northern Ireland

Sharing, learning, and getting engaged

I was honoured to elected Northern Ireland Branch President 2017 and am really looking forward to a great year for our Branch, with a packed programme of events to help you share, learn, and get engaged with your profession. The general theme for our CPD programme will be the management of the elderly patient and I have asked speakers from around the UK to contribute with lectures. As the demograp... »

Political turmoil in Northern Ireland a setback for dentistry

With the collapse of Northern Ireland’s power sharing Executive, the well-being of dentistry in Northern Ireland, is facing yet more setbacks. Recently, we had made some significant gains in getting our issues on the agenda and we had agreed a meeting with the Minister of Health and the Chair of the Health Committee. We’ve been raising the profile of the failure of the implementation of the modern... »

2016: a good year for dentistry in Northern Ireland?

You could say that although much has changed, much has stayed the same when it comes to the dental landscape in Northern Ireland this year. The challenges we face appear to grow ever larger, although our message is that there is light through the tunnel, and we are here to help support you through it. The Stormont elections in May brought in a new form of opposition, and with it the potential for ... »

Tackling stress in dentistry in Northern Ireland

BDA Northern Ireland is working to raise awareness of stress in the dental workplace and to ensure useful and appropriate resources are available to the dental community. Our research shows that 39 per cent of community dentists and almost half of GDPs reported high levels of stress. This is compared to an average of around 15 per cent for all British workers. We want to find out what the causes o... »

Dental Futures: A glass half full or half empty?

I always find it amusing how when someone presents facts, they can be interpreted in different ways. Those with a ‘glass half full’ outlook on life will look at it differently to ‘glass half empty’, who will probably see nothing more than doom and gloom. Probably. And that – other than incredibly productive list of article ideas – was my takeaway from the Dental Futures event last week, an event t... »

Troubles with the Northern Ireland dental payments system

The current dental payments system for GDPs in Northern Ireland was implemented some 2 years ago and since that time payment issues for GDS dentists have continued. The Business Services Organisation (BSO) makes payments to dentists on behalf of the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) who hold the contracts with individual dentists. Over the course of the financial year payments totalling just ove... »

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... »

Dentistry in Northern Ireland is changing: are you ready?

If you are interested in what the future holds for your career in dentistry, then don’t miss our upcoming event on Friday 25 November in the Dunadry Hotel, Antrim. In a changing economic and political climate, we want to help dentists to be ready for what might be ahead, and to be able to positively respond to the challenges facing the sector. This packed one day programme will keep you updated on... »

Can the new Northern Ireland Assembly deliver on dentistry?

Although the Northern Ireland Assembly elections created only very small changes in the party share of the votes, Northern Ireland now has a political landscape the like of which we have never seen. I was pleased to see many of our members supporting our manifesto in the run up to the elections. Thank you to everyone who took the time to speak to candidates to highlight our five-point plan to impr... »

Securing better dental health for Northern Ireland: prevention at the heart

Northern Ireland has some of the worst oral health inequalities in the UK. And with an oral health strategy that is almost 10 years out of date, the next Executive has a chance to put prevention at the heart of policy. Securing Better Dental Health for all is the BDA Northern Ireland Manifesto, setting out areas for priority action over the next five years. More than double the number of 15-year-o... »

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