Why use the BACD?

The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is the voice of cosmetic dentistry in the UK, promoting clinical excellence which is carried out in an ethical, minimally invasive way, to ensure thorough understanding of this practice for Clinicians and patients alike.


Through education for dentists, dental teams and laboratory technicians, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry leads the profession to higher standards of dentistry. All members are encouraged to provide their dentistry to their patients in an ethical manner, whilst maintaining high aesthetic standards so that dental health and longevity of any dental work is ensured.

Thanks to advancements in modern cosmetic dental care, you can achieve a beautiful smile almost instantly; however, currently any qualified dentist can offer cosmetic dentistry and no UK postgraduate qualification is recognised in cosmetic dentistry.


Finding an appropriately skilled cosmetic dentist is essential to ensure treatments are beautiful, natural looking, and successful in the long term. This is where the BACD comes in.

Our Find A Cosmetic Dentist link service can help you locate a BACD member cosmetic dentist near you.

The BACD aims to promote clinical excellence through continuing professional development, and undergoing peer review to ensure that any clinical dental work is up to the highest standards.

To be listed, BACD cosmetic dentists must have shown a very high commitment to attend lectures and courses based on cosmetic dentistry. As a demonstration of their skills, members may undergo BACD Accreditation, where submitted cases are examined and evaluated to ensure that treatments are of the highest standards.

By using the BACD Find A Cosmetic Dentist link, you can be assured that your cosmetic dentist will be working to the highest standards.