the Dental Profession

The British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) represents private dentistry across the UK and promotes excellence in dental care for all patients.

The British Association of Private Dentistry
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Dentistry is an essential healthcare service

With access to dental care continuing to be a challenge in the UK, it is clear that private dentistry is an integral part of dental healthcare provision in this country. It is vital therefore, that it is recognised as such by government and policy makers, and should be part of any future healthcare plans and decision-making.

Millions of patients rely on the quality of care and choice available from UK private dentistry. We aim to protect this choice.

Too often private dentistry is ignored in UK dental policy, despite the essential service it provides. We aim to change this.

By providing a safe and dedicated platform to discuss standards and protocols unique to private dentistry, we aim to drive quality.

Help us make a difference for Private Dentistry in the UK!

Promoting Quality Dentistry

We aim to promote the provision of Quality Dentistry.

Patients expect high quality care and Regulators expect high quality care.The BAPD will work to ensure all aspects affecting patient care, especially clinical treatment, allow for the delivery of quality dentistry that patients want and that the entire profession can be proud of.


“Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of intelligent effort”

by John Ruskin