Public & Patients News

BOS joins European consensus: ‘DIY Orthodontics’ is hazardous for patients
The British Orthodontic Society is delighted to join a Europe wide consensus that sees 31 professional dental and orthodontic societies, associations, and institutions from 25 countries come together to endorse and fully support a Joint Declaration regarding the unacceptable and potentially unsafe remote treatment of malocclusions.
The Consultant Orthodontist Group (COG) of the British Orthodontic Society are delighted to support the publication of the GIRFT report into Hospital Dentistry.
CQC statement on DIY Orthodontics “provides clarity”
The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) is delighted that the CQC have provided further clarity on the position of Direct to Consumer Orthodontic providers and the fact that they must be CQC registered.
Supporting the Diversity in Dentistry Action Group
The British Orthodontic Society are proud to be supporting the DDAG initiative.
British Orthodontic Society welcomes GDC statement on DIY Orthodontics
Today (13 May): The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) wholeheartedly welcomes the GDC statement and accompanying guidance for both patients and professionals regarding direct-to-consumer orthodontic treatment.
The Zoom Boom’ BOS stats reveal a surge in demand for orthodontics during the pandemic
New figures from The British Orthodontic Society reveal a surge in adults seeking orthodontic treatment since the start of the pandemic.
Keep Britain Smiling campaign gains momentum
The KeepStokeSmiling campaign has been running since 2018 and is going from strength to strength. Its aim was to highlight the importance of teeth, and the importance of looking after them! Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire has some of the highest rates of dental decay in children and young adults in the entire country, and the campaign aims to change that.
Your Jaw Surgery – online resource celebrates 5 years
Your Jaw Surgery – a valuable information resource for patients (and clinicians) from the British Orthodontic Society has celebrated its 5th birthday
BOS – “concerns re increased volume of non-urgent patients”
The British Orthodontic Society has today (Wednesday 13th January) published an open letter to the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley and Ms. Gabi Darby, Interim Director of Primary Care Commissioning Transformation.
Patients encouraged to showcase the transformative power of braces by nominating their orthodontist
Against the Odds 2021 open for entries: Deadline 28th February
British Orthodontic Society salutes Allan Thom
The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) has paid tribute to orthodontist, Allan Thom who has just stepped down after a five year term as President of the World Federation of Orthodontists.
BOS raises awareness of dangers of DIY Ortho in The Mail on Sunday
The British Orthodontic Society has been continuing to raise awareness of the potential dangers of DIY Orthodontics to members of the public.
As orthodontic practices re-open new statistics reveal rise in adults seeking tooth straightening treatment amid concern over ‘DIY’ treatment
As lockdown restrictions are lifted many people will be seeking tooth straightening treatment. This is backed up by new figures released today (Monday 8 June) by The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) revealing that the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK is on the increase.
BOS supports National Smile Month
The British Orthodontic Society is delighted to be supporting National Smile Month.
British Orthodontic Conference Postponed
This year’s British Orthodontic Conference, ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’, due to be held at Manchester Central in September has been postponed with regret.
Orthodontic provision in the UK – Covid-19 update
The British Orthodontic Society took the decision on Sunday 22nd March (the day before lockdown came into force in the UK), that it would be unsafe for any orthodontic care to be provided in the UK and circulated a document to its members to that effect.
Advice for Orthodontic Practices in Primary Care Settings regarding COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus
During this pandemic, the British Orthodontic Society would like to extend its support to all members and recommends strongly that the advice and recommendations of the Government, the NHS, and the Inspectorate Bodies are followed. This advice is changing on a daily basis and every practitioner needs to be familiar with recommendations in their area.
‘Safe Brace’ campaign alerts patients to the dangers of ‘DIY Braces’
Today (2 March 2020): The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) and Oral Health Foundation warn the public of the dangers of undertaking “direct to consumer” teeth straightening – also known as “DIY braces”
BOS ‘cautious welcome’ in response to GDC statement
The British Orthodontic Society has reacted with a cautious welcome to the GDC announcement in regard to the provision of providing dental care remotely and in particular the growth in ‘direct-to-consumer orthodontics’.
BOS – looking ahead after celebrating 25 years
The British Orthodontic Conference (BOC) is the most significant orthodontic event in the UK calendar and this year’s, at the SECC in Glasgow, was attended by many hundreds of delegates, and saw a great deal of celebration as the British Orthodontic Society marked its 25th birthday.