Full Member

To become a Full Member of the BACD you must demonstrate relevant continuing education in the field of Cosmetic/Aesthetic dentistry. 

For dentists and technicians a full membership form is included in the pack sent to you when you join online (or download example forms below).

Find out below the CPD that is required...

Full membership for dentists

Please note the following provisos:

• You must be at least three (3) years qualified to apply for full membership
• Reading magazine articles is not accepted
• On-line courses approved by the BACD are acceptable to a maximum of 10 hours
• Lectures attended as part of a compulsory course e.g. vocational training, are not accepted
•Your submission can include a maximum of 12 hours of surgical implant courses
•Your submission must include a minimum of 7 hours and a maximum of 12 hours of occlusion courses
•Your submission can include a maximum of 6 hours of botox/filler courses
•Your submission must include 12 hours attendance at BACD meetings.  BACD verifiable CPD is from conferences/regional meetings/lectures organised by the BACD and not simply sponsored by the BACD
•Maintenance of full membership will require 50 hours of relevant verifiable CPD to be submitted every 2 years from the date of acceptance of full membership by BACD.  This must include 12 hours attendance at BACD meetings

Full membership for technicians:

Please note the following provisos:

• Reading magazine articles is not accepted
• On-line courses approved by the BACD are acceptable to a maximum of 10 hours
• Your submission can include a maximum of 5 hours of surgical implant courses
• Your submission can included a maximum of 5 hours of occlusion courses
• Your submission must include 6 hours attendance at BACD meetings. BACD verifiable CPD is from conferences/regional meetings/lectures organised by the BACD and not simply sponsored by the BACD
• Maintenance of full membership will require 30 hours of relevant verifiable CPD to be submitted every 2 years from the date of acceptance of full membership by BACD. This must include 6 hours attendance at BACD meetings

Relevant CPD

 Subjects cover the full spectrum of education in cosmetic dentistry, including:

• smile design
• ceramic restorations
• composite resin restorations
• aesthetic bridges and pontics
• anterior implants/implant aesthetics
• adhesion
• materials
• colour in dentistry
• whitening
• aesthetic soft tissue management
• posterior aesthetic restorations
• occlusion
• laboratory communication
• photography/cosmetic imaging
• orthodontics