Public & Patients News


Feb072017
New Patient Panel for BOS
BOS sets up independent patient panel to input on issues that concern patients.
Feb032017
A clinical orthodontic study identifies that obesity can affect the oral tissues
A study of young people undergoing orthodontic treatment recently published in the Journal of Dental Research has advanced the dental profession’s knowledge of the impact of obesity on oral tissues.
Jan312017
BOS welcomes new clarity around risks posed by online aligner companies
The legal and ethical challenges confronted by dentists who are asked to carry out limited aspects of treatment on behalf of an online orthodontic provider are set out in a new risk management article from Dental Protection.
Jan242017
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Jan202017
New Directors join BOS
Specialist orthodontist Guy Deeming has joined the BOS Board of Trustees as Director of Clinical Practice and Professor Philip Benson as Director of Research.
Jan092017
New video released today takes BOC ‘Back to the Future’ in 2017
Today (9 January 2017): a new video has been released showcasing what’s in store for the biggest event in the Orthodontic calendar for all UK dental professionals with an interest in the specialty.
Dec022016
Orthodontist wins national award for life-changing impact on teen
The life-changing impact of orthodontics on a 15-year-old girl is being celebrated in the British Orthodontic Society’s Against the Odds Award which is held annually to find the best story of specialist treatment submitted by a patient.
Nov092016
BOS alerts patients to risks of unsupervised treatment
The cost of DIY braces bought through an online provider may be lower than the average cost but the possible risks to health are high, warns the British Orthodontic Society (BOS).
Nov072016
Risks of teeth-shaping on referral from third party highlighted by BOS
Teeth-shaping is sometimes part of orthodontic treatment and is used to create space for tooth alignment as well as improve appearance.
Oct312016
BOC past and future – the spirit of orthodontics
A video has been made to capture the atmosphere of the British Orthodontic Society’s annual conference.
Oct212016
The career-enriching BOS
At her investiture as the new BOS Honorary Patron of the British Orthodontic Society, Alison Newlyn paid tribute to her predecessor as well as to the Society which she will represent in 2017.
Sep302016
CDO gives positive message to orthodontists at BOC 2016
Chief Dental Officer Professor Sara Hurley, speaking at the British Orthodontic Conference in Brighton this September, indicated that the future of orthodontic commissioning is guaranteed saying: “I do not see it (orthodontics) not being part of the NHS. If there is a need, it needs to be addressed.”
Aug112016
Triple offering of CPD at BOC September 23-25 Brighton
Attention all orthodontic nurses, therapists, and hygienists! The British Orthodontic Conference (BOC) in 2016 is offering Dental Care Professionals a triple offering of CPD.
Jul252016
New BOS survey reveals the rising number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK
Today (25 July 2016) figures released by The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) reveal the rising number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK.
Jul212016
BOS launches new orthodontic guide for those working with the under 18’s
Today 22 July the British Orthodontic Society launches a new guide for all those involved in the care and education of young people who start orthodontic treatment every year.
Jul072016
Patient-centred orthodontic services and the future
A high level gathering to discuss the transition to future ways of procuring orthodontic services was hosted by the British Orthodontic Society
Apr052016
BOS warns against DIY braces
The British Orthodontic Society is warning against websites offering DIY orthodontic treatment because of the risk they pose.
Mar032016
Orthodontist presented with Against the Odds Trophy
On Saturday 5 March 2016 Orthodontist, Joe Dwyer of Sunlight Orthodontics in The Wirral was presented with the Against the Odds trophy at The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London. Joel Glanvill, 14yrs, entered the Against the Odds competition to celebrate his orthodontist, Joe Dwyer.
Feb292016
Entries invited for Against the Odds 2016 - *Deadline: 31 May 2016*
The annual Against the Odds award is open for entries and members of the Orthodontic Specialists Group (OSG) are invited to encourage their patients to enter the competition in 2016.
Jan262016
BOS reacts to closure of Pure Clinic
The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) is concerned to learn of patients who are unable to continue their orthodontic treatment due to closure of the clinics responsible for their ongoing care.