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‘It’s make or break for health service dentistry in Northern Ireland’ says BDA

The British Dental Association (BDA) Northern Ireland has called for urgent reform and fair funding to secure the future of Northern Irish health service dentistry. The association said that it expects an accelerated exodus from the ‘shrinking’ health service if these conditions are not met. Ciara Gallagher is chair of the British Dental Association’s Northern Ireland Dental Practice … Continued

Calls for government to confirm pay uplift for dentists

Calls are being made for the government to confirm when dentists in Northern Ireland will receive a pay uplift. The British Dental Association (BDA) is urging the Department of Health to clarify the timescales of the pay uplift. This follows a report in July by the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body (DDRB) report, where it recommended … Continued

Dentists treating most vulnerable failed by Stormont

The British Dental Association (BDA) has lambasted the Northern Ireland government for backtracking on an agreement to modernise the contracts of community dentists, who serve the most vulnerable patients. In March 2016, an overwhelming majority of dentists voted in an official ballot to support an agreement reached between the BDA and Stormont on a new … Continued