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Your support contributes to dental students, dentists, and their families in hardship both now and into the future.  The money you raise, donate, or leave in your Will helps protect the dental community at a time when they need it the most.


As we are independent of the British Dental Association, we do not receive funding from them, nor do we receive any government grants. We rely on fundraising and donations from individual dentists and dental companies, committees and groups so please consider supporting us if you can.

You can donate directly online via our partners – Wonderful.  

We have recently helped those who are studying, who are training, in work or retired. Our staff are experienced, kind and practical. We offer financial assistance, but also help and resources to solve not just the immediate need, but to better equip people for the future. Whilst we are often a last safety net where there is no income, capital or family back up we aim to ensure all dentists, their dependants and dental students have help and guidance when they need it.

Donate by Bacs

We welcome donations via a BACS transfer. It is quick and easy with no added costs . Please contact us to ask for our bank details.

Gift Aid

Please download, complete and return our Gift Aid declaration form so that we can claim an extra 25% on top of your contribution.

Remember us in your will

Have you thought about leaving a gift to a charity in your will?  Legacy giving helps reduce inheritance tax as well as enabling you the opportunity to support future generations of dental professionals.  

Don’t yet have a Will? Want to write it for free?

 We have a limited number of free wills available to encourage good financial planning as well as offer the option for you to leave us a gift. 

We have partnered with Farewill to make writing your Will simple, secure, and flexible. Whilst there is no obligation to leave us anything when using the offer, we hope that after the needs of your family have been taken care of you will consider leaving a gift.

The offer to complete a free will online is available for supporters who live in England and Wales. If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, have more complex circumstances or would just prefer to speak to someone, you can access the free will offer using the Call Back Service.

Get Involved

Help us spread the word, raise awareness and get sponsorship.

Dr Austin Banner


  • Trustee since 2010
  • Dental speciality – Retired consultant Orthodontist
  • County – Southern Counties
  • I am a Past President of the BDA Southern Counties Branch with extensive experience in committee, management, teaching, and training.

Dr Peter Crooks


  • Trustee since 2020
  • Dental Speciality – General Dental Practitioner
  • County – Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • I am the representative of the Principal Executive Committee of the BDA on the BDA Benevolent Fund Board. I hope to continue and foster the close working relationship between the Charity and the BDA, of whose members are also members of the charity. I’m also a Director and Secretary of a charitable company – CHEERS Youth Centre

Dr Molly Deykin


  • Trustee since 2020
  • Dental speciality – General Dental Practitioner
  • County – London
  • I have been involved in student support groups and I was elected British Dental Student Association President. I worked with the Sands Cox Charity when I was the Dental School Society Vice-President. After graduating I was the Foundation Dentist Representative on the BDA Young Dentists Committee.

Dr Allan Franklin


  • Trustee since 2003
  • Dental speciality – General Dental Practitioner for 35 years
  • County – Oldham/ Rochdale
  • I am the Chairman of BDA Oldham & Rochdale Section (and previous Secretary). Chairman for the E.Lancs & E Cheshire Branch of BDA in charge of section regeneration. Previous Chairman of British Society for Dental Hypnosis (as it was then) and involved in Local Dental Committees.

Dr Alex Gormley


  • Trustee since 2020
  • Dental Speciality – Academic Clinical Fellow at the University of Bristol
  • County – Bristol
  • I have worked in primary dental care and a maxillofacial unit since graduation. I am continuing my dental core training alongside academic training at the University of Bristol. I also serve as the Early Career Representative as an invited board member at the FDS at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Chris Hayward


  • Trustee since 2013
  • Dental speciality – Associate Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Lead Clinician Dental Emergency Department Newcastle Dental Hospital, Honorary  Clinical Lecturer Newcastle Dental School
  • County – Newcastle/ Northern Counties
  • I have been active in the BDA at Section, Branch, and National Levels. I was a member of the Rep Board/Body; a former member of the BDA PEC; a Director of International Affairs; and the previous BDA Board.

Dr Philip Henderson


  • Trustee since 2006
  • Dental Speciality-Principal Practice Owner and in General Dental Service for 37 years.
  • County – Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • I have been a Church Elder for 34 years with pastoral care responsibility Local Dental Adviser for Dental Protection including attending GDC Hearings and Probity work in NHS Current member “Probing Dental Stress” group in N.I.
  • Past: LDC Chair, N.I.DPC Chair, Northern Ireland Branch BDA President, Director of the BDA’s PEC for two terms

Dr Ros Keeton


  • Trustee since 2008
  • Dental Specialty – Leadership and management of Dental Services
  • County – Shropshire
  • I am an experienced NHS Chief Executive and health care leader who combines a dental background with substantial leadership experience. I am also a Chairman of a specialist hospice and EOL charity Compton Care. I am a passionate and committed advocate for dentists in distress.

Dr Stuart Robson


  • Trustee since 2006
  • Dental speciality – A General Dental Practitioner
  • County– North Yorkshire
  • Former President of BDA 1999- 2000, previous Vice-Chairman of BDA Council and also Dental Services Committee. On behalf of North Yorkshire LDC, was organiser and lead of the North Yorkshire PASS (Practitioner Advice and Support Scheme) preventing some dentist with problems having dire financial and professional difficulties.

Dr Bill Creedon


  • Trustee since 2014
  • Dental speciality – GDP
  • County – Hampshire
  • I have been in general practice for over 20 years as a practice owner in Southampton. The last four years I have been also working at Kings College, London. I am Chair of the BDA’s Wessex branch and Vice Chairman of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight LDC.