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.
Membership is £85.00 per year or
£7.50 per month, c.24p/day
Self employed can claim as a tax
Free membership for
undergraduate dental students
Free membership for newly-qualified dental therapists of hygienists in their first year of qualification
Half-price membership for a dental therapist or hygienist in their second year of qualification
Access to a series of benefits
4 printed Dental Therapy Update Journals annually
11 Dental Update E-Journals via George Warman Publications
Access to RDH E-Version for free or a
discount on a printed subscription.
Access to IDHA (Irish Dental Hygiene Association)
Journals, twice annually.
A host of webinars provided to members only
Discount available for CPD courses with external providers, study days and BADT Annual National Conference
Access to legal and accountancy advice