The British Association of Dental Therapists 

Welcoming and supporting 
dental therapists 
 and hygienists 
as members

BADT is run by working dental therapists to represent all dental therapists and hygienists.

Enquiry & Support Line 07312 101963

(9:30am to 4:00pm weekdays – excluding bank holidays)

WHO WE ARE

Support being part of the BADT  family and make  change for our profession!

The British Association of Dental Therapists was formed in 1962 when the first dental therapists qualified in the UK, and had their first AGM in 1963. From those early days with restrictions in places of work and a more limited scope of practice, BADT has led the profession through a series of developments and advancements, including the introduction of ID blocks and primary pulp therapy, working without a dentist on the premises, working in general dental practice and then Direct Access.  

BADT is run by working dental therapists to represent all dental therapists and hygienists.  We continue to lead for the rights of dental therapists and represent them at all levels, including parliamentary to raise awareness of our skills and assets and to continue fighting to expand the scope of practice and develop our skills.