BDA Benevolent Fund

The charity supports all undergraduate dental students, dentists and their families, living in the UK who are in financial need.

You do not need to be a member of the BDA to seek help. The current remit is limited to dentists and we do not assist other dental registrants including hygienists or dental nurses. You can also access extra health and wellbeing support over the phone, in an online portal and through the e-hub app including access to counselling via their partnership with Health Assured.

Please visit their website at: for further information.

Last updated on 5 June 2020

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be living in the UK, in financial need and one of the following:

  • An undergraduate at a UK dental school
  • Or a dentist registered with the GDC
  • Or a dentist previously registered with the GDC
  • Or a dependent of a dentist

What we can't help with:

  • private healthcare and medical insurance
  • access to medical treatment
  • private education
  • university fees
  • legal fees (however, the fund can help with bankruptcy/ debt relief orders)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) payments
  • repaying loans to family and friends
  • business debts

How to apply?

To request financial assistance, please complete the online application available on the website at-

Contact details

64 Wimpole Street

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