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 £90.00 per year or
£9.00 per month, c.24p/day

Self employed can claim as a tax
allowable expense

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
View A Sample Copy Of Our Journal Here

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 


Member enquiry and support helpline (please use the button below to JOIN the BADT online):
07988 39 15 04
by emailing our administrator
Suzy at [email protected]

Member discount with Dental Protection indemnity coverage

Member Discount With PG Mutual For Income Protection

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