The BDA's 2017-18 round of Honour and Awardees received their accolades, at a ceremony at the BDA in London on Thursday 10 May.
Twelve dentists were honoured for the commitment to both the BDA and the profession.
Two high-street dentists in England were honoured, a principal dentist in Northern Ireland, two in Scotland (a hospital dentist and a former dentist and BDA Scotland Director), a principal dentist in Wales and four community dentists and an academic were all singled out for their outstanding contributions.
The first ever BDA Joy Harrild Award for Young Dentists was given to Imran Asghar, aiming to celebrate the contribution younger dentists make to the profession.
The BDA's Associate Director of Learning and Professional Development, Lesley Derry, was also honoured for her work supporting members.
Pictures from the event can be viewed on the BDA Twitter feed.
Know an outstanding dentist?
Nominations are now open for the 2018-2019 round of Honours and Awards, if you know someone that deserves recognition, please nominate them before 31 May 2018.
New BDA President: Susie Sanderson
Earlier in the day Susie Sanderson OBE, became the BDA's President, and she gave a keynote speech, highlighting the similarities between dentists' experience wherever they worked. In her address, she urged governments to get a grip on the oral health agenda, and pointed out the paradigm shift in modern caries management to the minimally invasive approach.
Susie will be the BDA's ambassador throughout 2018-19, representing our organisation at key events, as well as speaking to students at dental schools across the UK.
#dentistry24 -celebrating dentistry on 24 May
We'll be celebrating all that's great about dentistry on 24 May 2018, using the hashtag #dentistry24 on Twitter. You can get involved by joining the conversation on Twitter, tag us using our handle @thebda, and tell us what you think is great about dentistry.