British Association of Dental Therapists

Representing dental therapists since 1963

Enquiry & Support Line 07312 101963

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

Welcome to the BADT website!


Why Join Your Association?

The British Association of Dental Therapists was formed 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. 

Membership of BADT is £85.00 per year or £7.50 per month for a monthly instalment plan (approx 24p per day) and if self employed can be claimed as a tax allowable expense. 

If you are an undergraduate dental student – Membership is FREE. 
Members can also access a series of member benefits; 4 printed Dental Therapy Update journals annually, 11 Dental Update E-Journals and access to RDH Mag E-Version for free or a discount on a printed subscription. 

A host of webinars provided to members only.
Discount available for CPD courses with external providers, study days and our Annual National Conference.

There is access to legal advice through our partnership with Gunnercooke and Accountancy and Financial services/advice with Lucy from Lady of Finance.

We also have a member enquiry and support helpline: 07312 101963 (9:30 am to 4 pm weekdays- excluding bank holidays) or by email from our administrator Suzy by emailing