November 2013

Dear Vital readers and contributors

Over the past ten years Vital has been informing and entertaining dental care professionals (DCPs) across the UK both in print and online - showcasing the lives of the twenty-first century DCP, providing CPD and inspiring discussion and debate among dental teams.

In 2014 Vital is changing. As a valued publication within the British Dental Association's portfolio, Vital will be re-launched as BDJ Team, complementing the BDA's flagship title, the British Dental Journal (BDJ) and strengthening the BDJ brand.

In 2014 BDJ Team will be published online-only, and Vital will cease to exist as a printed magazine.

All of the content within Vital that is so popular with readers will continue to be published on the BDJ Team website. It will also be possible to browse through the pages of BDJ Team virtually through Zmags (

In 2014 all dental care professionals will be able to access up-to-the-minute content and articles on the BDJ Team website at the click of a button, as well as the ten-year archive of Vital articles.

In 2014 ten hours of verifiable CPD directly targeted at DCPs will be offered for free to readers of BDJ Team. To make sure that you stay informed and sign up for your ten free hours of CPD in 2014, complete the card opposite and send it back to us through freepost.

This winter 2013 issue is the final printed version of Vital. All subscribers to Vital CPD via will be contacted individually with further information.

We would like to thank all of our readers and contributors for their continued support as we look forward to the launch of BDJ Team.