The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) is the trade association for groups of dental health and care practices and organisations employing dental professionals, known as Dental Groups.
The ADG represents the UK’s Dental Groups with more than ten practices, working together to raise standards and deliver high quality, consistent dental care for private and NHS patients across the UK.
Our aim is to facilitate the provision of patient centred, high quality and consistent dental care by improving Dental Groups’ working environment.
The ADG works for its members to improve the conditions for by investing in their patients and their people. We seek to improve quality and access to dentistry for patients by influencing the standards and shaping policy impacting Dental Groups.
Dentistry in the UK is changing rapidly. One of the key characteristics of these changes is recognition that good business models and consistent best practice are vital to providing the highest standards of patient care. As dental employers, ADG members are at the forefront of these changes and recognise the importance of innovation, investment and the contribution made by all dental professionals and skill sets in a business.
The ADG’s goals are to help members:
To ensure delivery of consistent quality outcomes for patients in a sustainable, high quality manner
To support the Government’s aim to improve access to high quality dental care
To adopt and maintain best practice across all their practices
To work with the NHS to promote prevention of dental health problems
To modernise working practices and maximise the roles of all dental professionals in dentistry
To work with regulators and commissioners to ensure that regulation supports and responds to the changing needs
The ADG’s six strategic objectives:
Developing an agile, inclusive, and professional workforce across dentistry.
Fighting for fair access to quality NHS Dentistry.
Supporting the work of private dentistry.
Promoting the work of dental groups in public, private, and community operations.
Shaping public policy to improve oral health in the United Kingdom.
Building a safer and sustainable environment.