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Apr252019
London woman scarred for life by dog wins British Orthodontic Society’s ‘Against the Odds’ for her brave and inspirational story
When she was just four years old, Tatiana was brutally attacked by a dog. She was rushed to hospital for four and a half hours emergency surgery followed by a further two surgeries and 127 stitches to her face – she was scarred for life.
Apr182019
BOS speakers at British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show
The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show is the UK’s largest, free to attend education and trade event for the dental profession. It is to be held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May at the NEC in Birmingham, and will attract over 10,000 dental professionals.
Apr112019
BOS Response to Newcastle University Raindrop Project
Last week saw the release of the Raindrop Project study, led by Newcastle University, which posited that the NHS dental budget is not being spent in the most efficient way and must be better allocated to avoid oral health inequality and meet patients’ needs.
Apr102019
British Orthodontic Conference 2019 – Registration now Open
Registration is now open for the 2019 British Orthodontic Conference – the largest event for UK dental professionals with an interest in orthodontics and this year’s theme is Looking Ahead.
Mar042019
Resounding endorsement for BOS retention videos - Hold that smile campaign surpasses gold standard
A national audit of the views of orthodontic patients has led to a resounding endorsement of educational videos supporting the British Orthodontic Society’s retention campaign
Dec212018
NHS orthodontic service revision – an update
A significant change in NHS orthodontic provision has taken place in the south of England over the last few months.
Dec192018
Help BOSF to raise £500k in next decade
Professor Philip Benson, BOS Director of Research, is setting a target of £0.5m in donations and legacies in the decade ahead and is asking the orthodontic community to help.
Dec122018
Julian O’Neill new honorary patron of BOS
The new Honorary Patron of the British Orthodontic Society from January 2019 is Julian O’Neill, Consultant Orthodontist at Kettering General Hospital.
Nov212018
BOS welcomes new universal complaints handling principles for dentistry
Six universal principles in complaints handling identified by a working group established in collaboration with the General Dental Council have been made public this month.
Nov072018
Seeing into the orthodontic future at BOC
Looking ahead is the theme of the British Orthodontic Conference to be held in Glasgow in 2019.
Nov022018
A 360 overview of orthodontics with patients as the focal point
The British Orthodontic Conference (BOC) is the most significant orthodontic event in the UK calendar and this year’s, attended by over 1200 delegates, was bigger and better than the two previous years
Oct122018
A rough guide to orthodontics to achieve seamless care
The British Orthodontic Society is offering a one-day course in orthodontics aimed at recently qualified dentists and those new to working in the UK.
Oct102018
BOS mourns American orthodontist Dr William Proffit
BOS members are deeply saddened by the death of American orthodontist Dr William Proffit.
Aug222018
BOS supports call for YouTube to ban DIY brace videos
The BOS is recommending the introduction of more robust editorial control by video platform YouTube in order that any footage demonstrating and promoting so-called “DIY braces” is removed.
Aug152018
Orthodontics and humanity in the post-truth era Highlights of an interview with the President of BOS
Professor Jonathan Sandler, President of the BOS, has taken the opportunity to speak directly to patients through the medium of an interview with the orthodontic blogger, Neil Hillyard on his UKadultbraces.co.uk website.
Jul112018
British Orthodontic Society responds to ASA ruling on misleading claims
The British Orthodontic Society, a charity and the voice of orthodontics in the UK, calls on manufacturers of orthodontic devices and systems to ensure that all claims can be backed up by high quality research.
Jun252018
David Sarver and the art of the possible
David Sarver, an orthodontist from Alabama and one of the world’s best known speakers on aesthetic dentistry, is to present new data on the way in which our smile changes over the life span when he takes to the stage at the British Orthodontic Conference in September.
Jun182018
BOS encourages patients to enter Against the Odds award 2018
The British Orthodontic Society’s Against The Odds award showcases the transformative power of braces by identifying the best account of orthodontic treatment told by a patient.
Jun112018
A risky business for one and all
The pre-conference course for everyone in the orthodontic team #BOC2018
May302018
A new focus for orthodontic team members at BOC 2018
The Orthodontic National Group, the organization of orthodontic nurses and therapists affiliated to the British Orthodontic Society, has lined up two days of conference sessions for members under the auspices of this year’s British Orthodontic Conference (BOC) in London (September 27-29).