Current News

Applications are now invited for the Oral and Dental Research Trust Oral Health Innovations (PreViser) Research Grants 2018-19. 

The closing date for applications is 2nd March 2019.

Guidelines on how to apply can be found below.

8 January 2019   How to apply

Important dates: BSODR 2019 Annual Meeting

Please note the following important dates with regard to the BSODR 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Leeds from 3rd to 5th September: 

  • Call for abstracts and meeting registration opens: Monday 18th March 2019
  • Call for abstracts closes: Friday 17th May
  • Author notification: from Monday 17th June
  • Early Bird registration closes: Monday 1st July

Further details will be published on the BSODR website in due course. 

8 January 2019

The registration form for the OMIG PGR Prize Symposium 2019 is attached. Registration deadline is Monday 1st February 2019.

7 January 2019   Registration form

OMIG will holding its 2019 PGR Prize Symposium on Thursday 21st February 2019 (12.00 to 5.00pm) at the School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University. 

Details on how to submit an abstract are attached – the closing date for receipt of abstracts is Monday 14th January 2019. Please encourage your research students to submit an abstract for the symposium.

A general registration form for the meeting has already been sent to OMIG members and is also attached under the separate news item - deadline for registration is Friday 1st February 2019.

OMIG hopes that you will be able to attend the meeting in order to support our student members.

7 January 2019   Abstract submission details

BSODR is pleased to announce that it is organising another Early Career Researchers (ECR) workshop, which will be held on Thursday 4th April 2019 at Birmingham Dental Hospital. The theme of the workshop is Research Methods and Critical Appraisal.

The purpose of the workshop series is to provide advice and guidance to junior researchers (clinical and non-clinical) across a wide range of academic areas. 

Registration is free and open to IADR/BSODR members only and will open in January 2019. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Additionally, a free Welcome Reception will be held on the evening of Wednesday 3rd April (the day prior to the workshop). Unlike in previous years, in order to encourage attendance at the workshop BSODR will now offer financial support to ECRs. This will be as follows:

  • Travel: up to £60
  • Accommodation: up to £100 (for delegates also attending the welcome reception on Wednesday 3rd April)

Please note that non-ECR members of BSODR are also welcome to attend, but financial support will not be available. 

Further details will be sent and posted on the BSODR website in due course.

The draft programme for the workshop is attached to this email.

The draft programme can be accessed below.

This year, the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has formed partnerships with the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD), the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (BSDMFR) and the British Society for Oral Medicine (BSOM) and will be offering a research fellowship and a number of pump-priming grants:

  • A Joint FDS RCSEng-BSPD fellowship should be related to research promoting children’s oral health and will support a clinical trainee in Paediatric Dentistry who is pursuing an academic career and research training.
  • Joint FDS RCSEng-BSDMFR pump-priming grants for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research related to dental maxillofacial radiology.  The bursary seeks entries from a small team with at least one of the applicants being a dental maxillofacial radiologist at consultant or specialty registrar level.
  • Joint FDS RCSEng-BSOM pump-priming grants for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research designed to benefit community or population oral health, and should be related to the field of Oral Medicine.

In addition to this, the Faculty will continue to invite applications for the FDS Research Fellowships and the FDS Pump-Priming Grants:

  • Research fellowship to support clinical trainees to obtain research training. The proposed research should be of relevance to oral and dental research.
  • Up to five pump-priming research grants up to the value of £10,000 each per year. These grants are designed to meet research consumables costs for new or existing projects.

Applications are now open and will close on 25th January 2019 at 5pm. For more information and the application forms please visit the FDS website: www.rcseng.ac.uk/fds/research  

If you have any queries please contact Nikki Walcott: nwalcott@rcseng.ac.uk

New BSODR Councillor

Following the recent election, BSODR is delighted to announce that Dr Josette Camilleri (University of Birmingham) has been elected as Councillor on the BSODR Management Committee for a period of three years.

18 October 2018

Preparations are well underway for the 2019 BSODR Annual Meeting, which will take place in Leeds from 3rd to 5th September 2019.

Details can be found at: https://www.bsodr.org.uk/meetings/leeds-2019/index.html

Further information will be added to the website when available.

Initial details can be found in the attached PDF (click link below).

President Elect of BSODR

Dr Marcello Riggio has been elected to the post of BSODR President Elect. He will take up the role of President of BSODR in September 2019 at the BSODR Annual Meeting in Leeds. Meantime, he will continue in his current role of Honorary Secretary of BSODR.

10 July 2018

BSODR is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Early Career Researchers workshop, which will be held on Wednesday 28th March (10.00 - 16.30) at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.

The workshop is entitled "How to obtain research grant funding" and will consider various aspects and perspectives of the process of writing research grants and obtaining funding.

The purpose of our ECR workshop series is to provide advice and guidance to junior researchers (clinical and non-clinical) across a wide range of academic areas, but all BSODR members are welcome to attend. 

Registration is free and open to IADR/BSODR members only. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. If you wish to attend the meeting and are currently not an IADR/BSODR member, details on how to join the society can be found at: https://www.bsodr.org.uk/join-the-BSODR.html

The programme and registration form can be accessed below. The deadline for registration is 5.00pm on Wednesday 14th March 2018.

2 February 2018   Programme and registration form

Applications are now invited for the Oral and Dental Research Trust Oral Health Innovations (PreViser) Research Grants 2017-18. 

The closing date for applications is 2nd March 2018.

Guidelines on how to apply can be found below.

24 January 2018   How to apply

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: OMIG Research Meeting 2018 - Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Wales

The abstract submission deadline for the OMIG Research Meeting 2018 at Gregynog Hall has now been extended to Thursday 18th January 2018

The meeting registration deadline remains unchanged (Friday 9th February 2018).

12 January 2018

Student bursaries to attend IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition, London, UK, 25-28 July 2018

BSODR would be delighted to now receive applications from student members for bursaries to attend the IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition in London, UK, 25-28 July 2018. It is our policy to accept applications only from students who meet all of the following criteria:  

  • they must be BSODR student members of IADR 
  • are presenting their accepted abstract at the meeting (oral or poster)
  • are studying in a British institution 
  • have not received funding from an alternative source to attend 

It is important to note that the final bursary amount will not be known until after all applications have been received, although the amount should not be less than £200. The bursaries will be paid out after confirmed attendance and presentation at the meeting.

Applicants are asked to email linda.gane@kcl.ac.uk with their IADR membership number and the name of their sponsor (normally their postgraduate supervisor). Please also copy your supervisor into the email sent to Linda Gane. The email should also contain the title of your accepted abstract. 

If possible, please include the address you would like the bursary cheque sent to, once the amount has been agreed.

The closing date to receive applications is 1st May 2018, which is the presenter pre-registration deadline for the meeting.

11 January 2018

BSODR is sad to announce the passing of Professor Martin Hobdell, world-renowned expert in oral epidemiology, health inequity and health service delivery and a long-time member of IADR.

An obituary published by the American Dental Association can be accessed below.

29 December 2017   Obituary

BSODR Early Career Researcher Workshop 2018 - 28th March, Dental School, University of Glasgow

BSODR is pleased to announce that it is hosting another Early Career Researchers workshop, which will held on Wednesday 28th March (10.00am - 4.00pm) at the Dental School, University of Glasgow.

The workshop is entitled "How to obtain research grant funding" and will consider various aspects and perspectives of the process of writing research grants and obtaining funding.

The purpose of our ECR workshop series is to provide advice and guidance to junior researchers (clinical and non-clinical) across a wide range of academic areas. 

Registration is free and open to IADR/BSODR members only, and will open in January. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Further details (including a draft programme) will be sent and posted on the BSODR website in due course.

22 December 2017

Recipient of the 2018 IADR Norton Ross Fellowship for the British Division

Congratulations to Joshua Twigg (School of Dentistry, Cardiff University) on becoming the recipient of the 2018 IADR Norton Ross Fellowship for the British Division. Well done!

22 December 2017

BSODR prize competitions 2018

BSODR will hold annual prize competitions during the next IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition, which takes place in London, UK from 25th to 28th July 2018. BSODR will host the following prizes with eligibility for undergraduate and postgraduate students and early career researchers:

  • Senior Colgate prize       
  • Junior Colgate Undergraduate prize
  • Unilever Poster prize 
  • GSK-Mineralised Tissue Group (MINTIG) Travel award
  • Voco Prize for Dental Biomaterials Research     
  • Oral Medicine and Pathology (OMP) group prize

Enter on-line during abstract submission. Please check the eligibility criteria at http://www.bsodr.org.uk/awards/prize-eligibility.html and remember that you may enter for one prize only.

Those entering the Colgate prizes should also indicate their willingness to also be considered as the BSODR entrant for the IADR Hatton Prize in 2019. Please note that due to the high popularity of the Senior Colgate prize, entries will be triaged and judged on your abstract and a 1,500-word manuscript also to be submitted as part of this prize entry (approximately 4 weeks after abstract submission). 

For further information, email Prof Rachel Waddington, Chair of the BSODR Awards Committee (waddingtonrj@cardiff.ac.uk)

 

15 December 2017

This year, the Faculty has formed partnerships with the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD), the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABAOMS) and the British Society for Oral Medicine (BSOM) and will be offering a number of research fellowships and pump-priming grants:

  • A Joint FDS RCSEng-BSPD fellowship should related to research promoting children’s oral health and will support a clinical trainee in Paediatric Dentistry who is pursuing an academic career and research training.
  • Joint FDS RCSEng-ABAOMS pump-priming grants for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research in Oral Surgery and OMFS.  This grant is for researchers and clinicians who are not yet established and have not completed either a PhD and/or clinical training.
  • Joint FDS RCSEng -BSOM pump-priming grants for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research designed to benefit community or population oral health, and should be related to the field of Oral Medicine.

In addition to this, the Faculty will continue to invite applications for the FDS Research Fellowships and the FDS Pump-Priming Grants:

  • Research fellowships of up to two years duration to support clinical trainees to obtain research training. The proposed research should be of relevance to oral and dental research.
  • Up to five pump-priming research grants up to the value of £10,000 each per year. These grants are designed to meet research consumables costs for new or existing projects.

Applications are now open and will close on 16th February 2018 at 5pm.  I would be very grateful if you could please disseminate this information and the attached poster to any parties that may find this of interest.

If you have any queries please contact Nikki Walcott: nwalcott@rcseng.ac.uk

14 December 2017   2018 FDS Research Poster

Registration and abstract submission for the OMIG Research Meeting 2018 (Wednesday 28th February to Friday 2nd March) is now open.

The meeting will follow the same format as those previously held at Gregynog Hall in 2014 and 2016. For authors of abstracts selected for oral presentation (both staff and students) registration will be FREE. If you register for the meeting and subsequently have your abstract accepted for oral presentation, the registration fee will be refunded immediately.

OMIG is delighted to announce that Professor Phil Marsh (Professor of Oral Microbiology, University of Leeds & Chief Scientific Leader, TB Research Programme, Public Health England Porton) will deliver the Keynote Lecture at the meeting. Phil is a world-renowned figure in the field of academic oral microbiology, has published over 250 research papers, review articles and book chapters and is co-author of a leading text book on oral microbiology. He received the ORCA-Rolex Award for Caries Research in 1991, the IADR Distinguished Science Award (Research in Dental Caries) in 1998, the Society for General Microbiology (UK) Colworth Prize Award in 2001, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 from the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. His research interests include dental biofilms and oral microbial ecology, which led him to propose the ‘ecological plaque hypothesis’ to explain whether the relationship between the oral microbiota and the host will result in health (symbiosis) or disease (dysbiosis). He is interested in how oral care products can prevent disease while preserving the important beneficial functions of the resident oral microbiota: https://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/profile/1200/768/philip_marsh

Abstract submission:

Abstracts must be no more than 300 words in length and follow standard IADR format (Introduction; Methods; Results; Conclusion). As this is a general meeting, abstracts are invited from postgraduate research students and staff in all areas of oral microbiology and immunology, to be received by Friday 12th January 2018. Abstracts should be sent to: Marcello.Riggio@glasgow.ac.uk 

Registration:

The cost of the meeting will be £325 (registration and two nights full-board accommodation). Payment can be made by BACS or cheque. The deadline for registration is Friday 9th February 2018. A registration form is attached to this email.

In the meantime, please take this opportunity to publicise this meeting with your colleagues and friends. OMIG hopes to see you in Wales in 2018 for what promises to be another exciting and stimulating meeting.

Please visit the OMIG website for latest information and updates on the meeting: http://www.bsodr.org.uk/OMIG/

20 November 2017   More...

Obituary: Professor Jimmy Steele

Professor Jimmy Steele

With great sadness we mark the passing of Jimmy Steele, who left us on 16th November 2017.

Jimmy’s list of achievements in oral health was immense.  As well as being Head of School in the School of Dental Sciences in Newcastle University, he was a senior member of the consortium working with the Office for National Statistics on four national Adult and Child Dental Health Surveys.  Jimmy was the founding chair of the NIHR Oral and Dental Specialty Research group, ensuring that the NHS provided a good infrastructure for oral research. Professionally, he was best known for leading the 2009 Independent Review of NHS Dentistry, subsequently called the Steele Review. That review has formed the basis of the current reforms, being carefully introduced through a series of successful pilots and prototypes.

This work was recognised within and beyond dentistry.  Jimmy was made a CBE for services to Dentistry and Oral Health in 2012 and awarded the BDA’s John Tomes Medal in 2016 for scientific eminence related to dentistry. 

Those of us who knew Jimmy marveled at his tireless and infectious enthusiasm. He was a committed naturalist and sat on the British Birds Rarities Committee, assessing claims for rare bird sightings for nine years. A famously excellent cook, he gathered mushrooms and would offer advice on purchasing fresh fish at the drop of a hat. His external examining visits were often marked by a gift of his home-cured gravlax.  He was particularly proud of his two lobster pots.

Our thoughts are with Jimmy and his wife and children.

17 November 2017