Public & Patients News


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).
May082018
New BOS survey released for National Smile Month reveals the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK continues to rise
Today (8 May 2018): New figures released by The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) to coincide with National Smile Month, which kicks-off on 14 May 2018, reveals the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK continues to rise.
May042018
International audience for BOS jaw surgery resource
More than 100,000 patients from more than 120 countries have viewed the British Orthodontic Society Your Jaw Surgery resource in the two years since the website was launched.
May022018
Sonic hedgehog signalling and craniofacial development – discovering the weird and the wonderful
Professor Martyn Cobourne will deliver the Northcroft Memorial Lecture at the British Orthodontic Conference in 2018, where he will talk about his work on the sonic hedgehog gene and its role in craniofacial development.
Apr202018
Registration for BOC 2018 Now open Thursday 27- Saturday 29th September
Book today to benefit from the early bird discount
Apr102018
Against the Odds 2018: Open for entries
The British Orthodontic Society’s Against The Odds award in 2018 is now open for entries. The award was set up to showcase the transformative power of braces by identifying the best account of orthodontic treatment told by a patient.
Apr052018
Routine screening for sleep apnoea by dentists now recommended as dental sleep medicine becomes an established treatment modality
Dentists interested in sleep medicine can play a more extensive role in diagnosing and treating patients who suffer from sleep-related problems, according to Professor Ama Johal, the BOS authority on Dental Sleep Medicine and Vice-President of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Mar082018
Media Statement
An association has recently been made in the national press between infective endocarditis and the orthodontic treatment of a young female patient.
Mar062018
Procurement of orthodontic services may put sustainable and high-quality patient care at risk
The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) is highlighting its concerns about the forthcoming procurement of orthodontic contracts ending in March 2019 in the South of England.
Feb012018
Trumpeting the power of braces
Lubo Rnic badly wanted to play the trumpet when he was in primary school. Try as he might, he was the only child in his class who couldn’t produce a single sound. Seven years later, Lubo not only plays the trumpet, in March he will be playing in a school concert.
Jan262018
BOS welcomes new independent website with orthodontic information for patients
A new website for patients called Orthodontic Sense is welcomed by the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), the UK’s leading organisation for the advancement of the science and practice of orthodontics.
Jan182018
Brexit on the programme at Consultant Orthodontist Group (COG) meeting
What impact will Brexit have on healthcare and on dentistry in particular? One of the people who is best qualified to answer this question is the MP Hilary Benn and he will be speaking on that very topic at the March meeting of the British Orthodontic Society’s Consultants’ symposium.
Jan122018
All-embracing Ortho360 theme for #BOC2018
The British Orthodontic Conference (BOC) in 2018 offers a comprehensive overview of the orthodontic speciality showcased over three days in the QE11 Conference Centre with 360° views over London.
Dec042017
BOS ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND HONOURARY PATRON FOR 2018
Professor Jonathan Sandler announced as President of the British Orthodontic Society and David Birnie as Honorary Patron