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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.
Oct182019
Campaign to alert patients to the dangers of ‘DIY Ortho’ announced at BOC 2019
The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) and Oral Health Foundation announce their plans for a national campaign to warn patients about the risks of direct to consumer orthodontics – also known as DIY Orthodontics - at BOC 2019 in Glasgow.
Aug192019
New British Orthodontic Society survey reveals the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK remains high
Monday 19 August 2019: New figures released today by The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) reveals the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK continues to remain high.
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