BASCD is the UK’s professional association for the science, philosophy and practice of promoting the oral health of populations and groups in society.

The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry was founded in 1973 by leading dental professionals concerned with the needs of populations and groups in society, with a specific emphasis on preventing and controlling oral diseases and conditions.

BASCD is an alliance of individuals with an interest in population oral health, working together to:

  • Provide a set of principles for the improvement of oral health and the development of oral health care and promote their dissemination
  • Influence policy at international, regional and local level
  • Support members widely with training, development, partnership working, networking and advocacy
  • Hold, develop and communicate a sound body of knowledge and evidence to facilitate their work

The benefits of membership include...

­­­Opportunities to shape the future of Oral Health Promotion; its scope of work through policy development and committee involvement in education, policy and standards

Being kept up to date with all issues relating to the promotion of population oral health

Free online access to Community Dental Health Journal including back issues

Updates from affiliated groups, like the European Association for Dental Public Health (EADPH) and the National Oral Health Promotion Group (NOHPG)

Save money with competitive member-only rates for the BASCD and EADPH conferences

Access to data relating to UK national dental surveys

Access to policy statements and reports

Networking opportunities with like-minded people at BASCD events, meetings and conferences

Continue your professional journey great value CPD available at bi-annual conferences

Peer networking opportunities through committees and access to online specialist network

Vote and speak at BASCD Annual General Meetings

Regular BASCD newsletter including wider public health news

Connect with us on social media – Twitter @BASCD_uk

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