About the BDA

BDA logo The British Dental Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for dentists in the United Kingdom, and was founded in 1880. As an organisation that is owned entirely by its members and with no external shareholders, the BDA is able to focus solely on its mission to promote the interests of its members; advance the science, arts and ethics of dentistry; and improve the nation's oral health.

Springer Nature publishes the British Dental Journal on behalf of the BDA. Springer Nature also publishes our open-access online journal BDJ Open, as well as Evidence-Based Dentistry, BDJ Team, BDJ In Practice and BDJ Student on behalf of the BDA.

BDA members receive a subscription to the British Dental Journal as part of their membership. More information about BDA membership is available here.