BDA Committees 
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The BDA has various committees that represent the best interest of dentists in all fields.

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How many BDA craft committees are there?


 
Correct! There are 14 BDA craft committees, divided up by the field of practice worked in.

There are also four UK Councils, for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our board, or PEC, is also elected and oversees our strategic direction.
 
Has to be more than that... We could never represent you all with just five committees.

There are 14 BDA craft committees, divided up by the field of practice worked in.

There are also four UK Councils, for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our board, or PEC, also has 15 elected seats and they oversee our strategic direction.
 
Oh no, we could never manage to co-ordinate all those!

There are 14 BDA craft committees, divided up by the field of practice worked in.

There are also four UK Councils, for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our board, or PEC, also has 15 elected seats and they oversee our strategic direction.
 
How often does an average committee meet per year?


 
Correct! It depends on the committee and the issues to be discussed, but on average, our committees meet about three times a year.

In between that, you'll be expected to read papers and respond to issues that might arise.
Most representatives tell us it's not an onerous commitment and they enjoy attending meetings and getting the opportunity to network with colleagues.
 
Nope! It would be nice, but we could never deal with all the challenges by meeting just once a year.

It depends on the committee and the issues to be discussed, but on average, our committees meet about three times a year.

In between that, you'll be expected to read papers and respond to issues that might arise.
Most representatives tell us it's not an onerous commitment and they enjoy attending meetings and getting the opportunity to network with colleagues.
 
Nope! We'd never do that to you. It's a committee, not a conquest!

It depends on the committee and the issues to be discussed, but on average, our committees meet about three times a year.

In between that, you'll be expected to read papers and respond to issues that might arise.
Most representatives tell us it's not an onerous commitment and they enjoy attending meetings and getting the opportunity to network with colleagues.
 
What's one of the big issues our committees work on?


 
Yes! Pay and conditions is one of our top priorities.

With the 35% fall in real terms income for dentists over the past decade, we continue to fight for pay that fairly remunerates dentists and ensure that there is a viable career structure for our dentists, where they can grow and develop.
 
Nope! Although autoclaves have their uses, they aren't something we get too excited about on a meeting by meeting basis.

Pay and conditions is one of our top priorities.

With the 35% fall in real terms income for dentists over the past decade, we continue to fight for pay that fairly remunerates dentists and ensure that there is a viable career structure for our dentists, where they can grow and develop.
 
Nope! We try and look after the interests of all dentists, not just the Prosthodontists.

Pay and conditions is one of our top priorities.

With the 35% fall in real terms income for dentists over the past decade, we continue to fight for pay that fairly remunerates dentists and ensure that there is a viable career structure for our dentists, where they can grow and develop.
 
What's the top thing our representatives say they get out of sitting on our committees?




 
Yes! Dentists who have sat on our committees say they get great experience learning to negotiate, which puts them in good stead for their careers too, when going for a pay rise or buying a practice.

 
Nope. It's possibly not an entirely wrong answer. There may be some pre- and post- meeting networking undertaken...

Dentists who have sat on our committees say they get great experience learning to negotiate, which puts them in good stead for their careers too, when going for a pay rise or buying a practice.

 
Nope. Perhaps when the GDC comes up, but otherwise, not that often.

Dentists who have sat on our committees say they get great experience learning to negotiate, which puts them in good stead for their careers too, when going for a pay rise or buying a practice.

 
What percentage of the seats on our committees are women?




 
Yes! Only 30% of seats are currently occupied by women. That's about 88 of the 289 seats.

 
Women now make up nearly half of the UK's dentist workforce. However, only 30% of the seats on our representative structures are currently occupied by women. That's about 88 of the 289 seats.

 
A bit higher! 30% of seats are currently occupied by women. That's about 88 of the 289 seats.

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