Public & Patients News


Jul012021
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.
May142021
Supporting the Diversity in Dentistry Action Group
The British Orthodontic Society are proud to be supporting the DDAG initiative.
May132021
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.
May062021
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.
Mar012021
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.
Feb102021
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
Jan132021
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.
Nov252020
Patients encouraged to showcase the transformative power of braces by nominating their orthodontist
Against the Odds 2021 open for entries: Deadline 28th February
Oct292020
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.
Jul132020
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.
Jun082020
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.
May112020
BOS supports National Smile Month
The British Orthodontic Society is delighted to be supporting National Smile Month.
Apr082020
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.
Mar222020
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.
Mar172020
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.
Mar022020
‘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”
Feb262020
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’.
Nov212019
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.
Nov182019
BOS mourns orthodontist Chris Kettler MBE
Members of BOS as well as its affiliated groups are deeply saddened by the death of orthodontist Chris Kettler MBE, a towering figure in the world of orthodontics.
Nov112019
British Orthodontic Society set to exhibit at 2020’s UK Dental Congress & Exhibition: Olympia London.
The British Orthodontic Society are excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at this year’s UK Dental Congress & Exhibition (24th & 25th January 2020) held at Olympia London.