BDIA Membership

Why become a member

The Association is firmly recognised as the authoritative voice of the dental industry with Government, the dental profession, professional and trade bodies, and internationally, we are committed to positively shaping the future of the dental industry through our advocacy and proactive engagement with a multitude of stakeholders.

Responding to an increasingly challenging business environment, the BDIA has enhanced its communications, adapting them to keep members informed of ever-changing conditions, supporting them across many areas of challenge and uncertainty with the most up to date information to assist in informed business decision making and planning.

Every BDIA member adheres to our professional code of practice. This means that in choosing to do business with them customers can have confidence that everything they buy is of guaranteed quality and provenance – you are in the hands of a trusted, quality-conscious professional. 

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Join our community of leading dental companies

As the voice of the dental industry, the BDIA champions the needs of its members.

We do this by:
  • Representing the industry with the government
  • Working with national and international bodies and regulators
  • Sharing the latest news and developments with members through extensive communication
  • Running campaigns to raise awareness about counterfeit products
  • Promoting members’ products and services at industry events
  • Providing intelligence and insight into key industry and regulatory issues, such as global and domestic trading issues, UK & EU MDR, conformity assessment issues, and challenges to oral health provision.



successfully studied and passed the BDIA Certificate: Introduction to Dentistry - there have been 6 Revisions of the course material since its inception.


In Funding

The value of high street dentistry in the UK supported by BDIA member companies



We pride ourselves on our community of members - some have been with the British Dental Industry Association for over 60 years.


Dental Market Value

The value of high street dentistry in the UK supported by BDIA member companies

Download the BDIA Membership Guide

View our guide to the BDIA membership benefits.

Insight which will help transform the way you work

Members gain exclusive access to statistics, research and surveys commissioned by the BDIA. We are able to offer advice to members on technical and regulatory issues.

Our members’ only interactive hub provides a gateway to exclusive BDIA resources including research, statistics, regulatory information, publications and news.

In addition to all of this, BDIA member companies benefit from fantastic exhibition space discounts for Dental Showcase, the flagship dental industry event run by BDIA for over 80 years, and since 2017 has been operated by MA Exhibitions.

See how BDIA membership benefits these industry leaders


6 key areas in which a BDIA membership delivers benefits


Regular member communications share latest industry news, updates and programme of events. Receive monthly newsletters, our members only Dental Insider magazine and more.


A members-only online area holds information on the latest activities on which the industry is focusing. It is also where members can access latest news, support and advice, policies, research and statistics.

Insight & Resources

The BDIA provides robust industry insights to members to help support decision making. This easily accessible information saves members both time and resource, and ensures latest available data is at their fingertips


A number of education and training opportunities are available to member companies to enhance their skills and supply a quality service to their customers.


Members networking events are a key feature in the BDIA membership calendar - we aim to facilitate useful meetings with colleagues, peers and industry professionals to develop opportunities and connect with the best businesses within the industry.


By engaging with influencers, we provide a wide range of support to promote and protect members interests, as well as access to valuable sources of information, allowing members to concentrate on their day to day business.


What our members say

Helping dental professionals succeed through, valuable insight, building credibility and trust, and by being the voice of the industry in the UK.
Simon Rich, Managing Director
Simon Rich, Managing Director
Skillbond Direct
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“As a leader within the dental lab sector we find it challenging to keep up with regulatory changes and flow through effects from clinical requirements. The BDIA has been paramount in giving ongoing guidance and allowing me to proactively keep up and make changes as required.
Alex Breitenbach, Managing Director
Alex Breitenbach, Managing Director
NSK United Kingdom Ltd
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“When I set up NSK in May 2007 I didn’t have to think twice about signing the business up for BDIA Membership. Over the years we have used the BDIA Introduction to Dentistry training resource for colleagues new to dentistry, regulatory and compliance matters and as a general sounding board. I value the BDIA’s lobbying efforts to make our industry’s voice heard in places inaccessible for individual members. To me the BDIA is an invaluable resource and membership should be part of anybody’s armamentarium who is operating in our space.”
Elaine Tilling, Education and Projects Manager
Elaine Tilling, Education and Projects Manager
TePe Oral Hygiene Products Ltd
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“Being a BDIA member increases our credibility as a supplier and gives us access to the best technical support we need to maintain our high quality dental product range. We also get valuable information like Dental Spotlight that would be very difficult to obtain elsewhere.”

Our Publications


Spotlight contains exclusive research and surveys conducted on behalf of members, covering technologies and trends in dental practice, training and dental media readership usage.

Dental Products Business Conditions Survey

This survey tracks sentiment on business conditions and future expectations across a number of key indicators, such as sales and a range of costs.

Dental Insider

Dental Insider provides industry and association news, as well as special features and interviews on topical themes to support education and knowledge transfer across member company teams.

Dental Industry Manifesto

Read about our priorities for the dental industry over the coming years. Our manifesto identifies the challenges and opportunities facing the UK dental industry and sets out how Government can act to support the provision of dentistry whilst encouraging innovation and business growth.
BDIA CPD Dental Code of Practice

CPD Code of Practice

Our CPD Code of Practice benefits both users and providers of CPD, setting out a range of quality controls in line with the requirements of the GDC.
Code of practice for BDIA members

Code of Practice

All of our members adhere to our comprehensive Code of Practice, containing guidelines on promotions, complaints & competition law.

BDIA Buyer Behaviour Survey

The Buyer Behaviour Survey explores preferred methods of planning, placing and (for large equipment) financing purchases.

Annual Review

The BDIA Annual review highlights our activities and events throughout the previous year, as well as documenting our progress and achievements, and summarising our financial status as an association.
Become a Member

Join us in championing the dental industry

Join the BDIA today and take your dental business to the next level. Whether you are a manufacturer, supplier, or service provider, the BDIA offers a range of resources and benefits to support your success.

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