The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) and British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR) are celebrating their 50th and 70th anniversaries respectively with a live webinar on Friday 21st April 2023, 10am – 12:45pm, titled: Behavioural science’s contribution to dentistry perspectives from guiding and rising stars.
Sarah Baker, Professor of Psychology as applied to Dentistry from the University of Sheffield, has been confirmed as the guiding star speaker. Her topic will be ‘Are we there yet? The contribution of social and behavioural sciences to oral health.’
The programme will also include rising stars recognised by both societies as building their careers in the field of applying behavioural sciences to dentistry:
- Anwen Cope – ‘Insights into the barriers to risk-based recall intervals in general dental practice’
- Martha Paisi – ‘Am I worth it?” The nexus of oral and mental health in homelessness’
- Rachael England – ‘Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on adult oral hygiene behaviours and access to oral healthcare’
- James Bird – ‘Quality of life of those living with disabilities’
The webinar will provide 3 hours’ of ECPD.
To register your place, please go to https://bascd-bsodr-webinar.eventbrite.co.uk
The early bird rate for this joint BASCD/BSODR webinar closes at 5 pm on Monday 13 March 2023.
If you have any queries regarding your registration, please call the organising team on 0161 665 5887.
The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) has organised an Autumn Scientific Meeting in London on 10 November 2022. The conference theme is ‘A Place to Call Home: Rescue or Repair’. It continues the topic of Inclusion Oral Health which was highlighted during the Summer Scientific Meeting in Glasgow in June 2022. The meeting will look at the response in providing dental care to two vulnerable groups in our society. The morning session will be on asylum seekers and refugees, while the afternoon session will focus on looked-after children.
After the lunch break, there will be an update on the revised BASCD position statement on recommended actions to reduce the consumption of free sugars and improve oral health. This is timely as the Sugar Awareness Week 2022 will take place soon after the Autumn Scientific Meeting.
During the conference, there will be a BASCD-Borrow Foundation Early Career Award competition. The poster award is sponsored by BASCD and the Borrow Foundation who are actively engaged in promoting oral health and disease prevention. Closing date for abstracts submission is 5 pm on Friday 2 September 2022.
In addition to posters display, there is also an exhibition showcasing the work of Dentaid in the UK and overseas. There will be a collection for donation to this charity.
Details of the conference programme, abstracts submission and registration are available at: https://bascd-events.co.uk. The early bird rate will close on Saturday 17 September 2022.
The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) is delighted to have partnered with the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and act as the special interest group for oral health. BASCD is focused on oral health improvement, epidemiology, teaching and training, research, dental services, member resources and the provision of member conferences and meetings.
The FPH is a membership organisation for nearly 4,000 public health professionals across the UK and around the world. Their role is to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities and national populations.
Dental public health specialists and oral health promotion practitioners contribute to the broader public health workforce, which is included within the FPH workforce strategy. The FPH has advocated on oral health issues over a number of years and a dental public health consultant had served as a board member of the FPH.
Albert Yeung and Maggie Rae
This partnership was recognised by the cutting of a celebratory cake by the presidents of both associations during the BASCD Summer Scientific Meeting in Glasgow in June 2022. The cake was presented by BASCD in recognition of this partnership to honour the 50th anniversary of the FPH.
The BASCD conference theme was ‘Build Back Better: Inclusion, Integration and Innovation’, and included a keynote address from Professor Maggie Rae following Albert’s presidential speech.
Albert Yeung, new President of BASCD (2022–23), also presented Professor Maggie Rae, President of the FPH, with a glass award to commemorate this anniversary.
Upon receiving this glass award, Professor Maggie Rae said: “What a privilege to be with you all today to pay tribute to BASCD’s work in the public health family. I want to pay tribute to both Albert and Maria (BASCD Past President, 2020–2022) for their long-standing contribution to the FPH and the way in which they have worked with the faculty over many years. We are delighted to be partners with BASCD.”
Albert Yeung, Consultant in Dental Public Health at NHS Lanarkshire, was recently inaugurated in June 2022 as President of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD). The presidency was passed over from Maria Morgan, former senior lecturer in dental public health at the Cardiff University, who successfully served as BASCD president for two years between 2020–2022 during the pandemic.
BASCD is the UK’s professional association for the science, philosophy and practice of promoting the oral health of populations and groups in society with a specific emphasis on preventing and controlling oral diseases and conditions.
Originally from Hong Kong, Albert studied dentistry at the University of Glasgow and graduated in 1989. He has a diverse background of experience working in dentistry in the UK, including general dental practice, hospitals, community dental service and teaching in dental schools.
‘Build Back Better: Inclusion, Integration and Innovation’
Albert Yeung was sworn in as president during the BASCD Summer Scientific Meeting held in Glasgow in June 2022.
This was BASCD’s first in-person conference since 2019 and attracted a wide range of delegates from across the UK with the theme ‘Build Back Better: Inclusion, Integration and Innovation’. The conference programme included a keynote address from Professor Maggie Rae, President of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH). This follows the recent partnership between BASCD and the FPH, with BASCD acting as the special interest group for oral health. The social programme included a mix of Chinese and Scottish traditions such as Chinese dancing, a bagpiper, highland dancing and a ceilidh band.
Albert said: “Thank you to the BASCD family for trusting me to be your president for 2022/23. It is a huge honour to be your president. I will do my best to serve you in the coming year, 2022 and onwards.”
The BASCD Autumn Scientific Meeting 2022 will be held in London on 10 November 2022. For more information on BASCD conferences and events, please visit: www.bascd.org/conferences-and-events/meetings-and-events-calendar
The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) is an alliance of individual members with an interest in population oral health. Honorary membership is awarded if a member is nominated from BASCD Council and gains two thirds majority vote at the AGM.
The recent BASCD Summer Scientific Meeting and AGM, held in Glasgow was the first in-person conference since 2019. The conference theme ‘Build Back Better: Inclusion, Integration and Innovation’ attracted a maximum attendance and provided an excellent setting for two nominations and subsequent awards of honorary membership presented to:
Dr Jenny Godson MBE, former National Lead for Child Oral Health Improvement, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Professor Andrew Rugg-Gunn, Emeritus Professor of Newcastle University, and founder of the WHO Collaborating Centre to strengthen research capacity and policy implementation in the area of diet, nutrition and oral health.
Albert Yeung, BASCD President, presented both awards stating, “Honorary membership is the highest honour BASCD can give to its members to acknowledge their excellent contribution. Both Jenny and Andrew have received overwhelming support and I am delighted they will continue to enjoy the privileges of membership of the association.”
For more information on BASCD, please visit www.bascd.org
Photo caption: Dr Jenny Godson, BASCD President Albert Yeung and Professor Andrew Rugg-Gunn
The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) has organised a summer scientific meeting at Glasgow on 9–10 June 2022. This will be their first in-person meeting since 2019. In November 2021, Glasgow becomes UK’s first city to achieve EarthCheck Benchmarked Community status.
The conference theme is ‘Build Back Better: Inclusion, Integration and Innovation’. To help setting the scene, there is a keynote address from Professor Maggie Rae, President of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH).
BASCD is now in partnership with FPH and acts as the special interest group for oral health. This year is the 50th anniversary of FPH, and BASCD has arranged a special celebration during the presidential dinner at the Merchants House. The social programme includes a bagpiper, highland dancing, Chinese dancing, and a ceilidh.
During the conference, there will be two poster prize competitions (£200 each). Closing date for abstracts submission is 9.00 am on Wednesday 20 April 2022.
CPD allowance has been approved by NHS Education for Scotland. General dental practitioners in Scotland, whose NHS earnings bear 90% or more to the total earnings, are able to claim the following CPD allowance:
- Thursday 9 June 2022 – 1 session (£231.10)
- Friday 10 June 2022 – 1.5 session (£346.65)
Details of the conference programme, abstracts submission and registration are available at: https://bascd-events.co.uk. The early bird rate will close on Thursday 31 March 2022.