BDA Good Practice

Recognising commitment to quality

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BDA Good Practice is the UK’s leading quality assurance programme for dental practices.

By becoming members, practices demonstrate a visible commitment to providing quality dental care to nationally recognised standards. Practices taking part are kept up-to-date with current requirements in order to provide the best care for their patients.

'Since joining BDA Good Practice we have endeavoured to make our patients aware of our commitment to their care. We try to make their visit to our practice one of complete comfort and trust.'
- The Briars Dental Centre, Berkshire

While BDA Good Practice and member practices can never guarantee satisfactory treatment outcomes or oral health gain, we can say that there is a greater likelihood of satisfactory treatment in a practice which observes the requirements. If structures and processes are right then outcomes are more likely to be right too.

As members the practice will:Red House Dental Practice, Malton

  • carefully look at the service that is provided and compare
    it against nationally recognised standards of good practice for patient care
  • be assessed by the British Dental Association
  • regularly carry out internal checks on working methods
  • make the BDA Good Practice commitment.

The BDA Good Practice Commitment

To be part of BDA Good Practice all members of the dental team will have made this commitment:

  • We aim to provide dental care of consistently good quality
  • We will work with you to provide care that meets your needs and wishes
  • We aim to make your treatment comfortable and convenient
  • We will check for mouth cancer and tell you what we find
  • We look after your general health and safety
  • We follow current infection control standards
  • We keep our skills and knowledge up to date
  • We monitor the quality of our service to identify opportunities for improvements

Find a member practice

To find a BDA Good Practice member, visit our member list.


If you have any reason to believe a member practice is not doing what BDA Good Practice requires, please contact the British Dental Association on 020 7563 4598.


If your practice is interested in becoming a BDA Good Practice member, visit the British Dental Association’s website for more information.

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