British Society for Oral and Dental Research Conference 2017

Oral and poster schedule 2017

We are pleased to announce that Professor Jonathan Grant of Kings College London will be delivering the keynote session.

The presentation entitled “Assessing the impact of biomedical and health research” will look at why it is important to be able to assess the impact of biomedical and health research, and different approaches for doing so. It will examine case studies from the UK Research Excellence Framework, including a sub analysis of those relating to dentistry, as well as reviewing other quantitative approaches. In conclusion, it will be argued that while research funding is effective in improving health, that same is not true for its efficiency in light of concerns about research waste.

Find out more about Professor Jonathan Grant

This year’s Graham Embery lecture will be given by Professor Mike Lewis of Cardiff University.

His lecture – My war against the oral microbiome – will describe his clinical and laboratory based research targeted against bacterial, viral and candidal infections of the orofacial tissues over a period of 35 years.

Find out more about Professor Mike Lewis

The following sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available for the BSODR Annual General Meeting 2017

  • Handbook advertisement
  • Conference satchel – SOLD
  • Insert in the Conference satchel
  • Lanyard, pocket programme and name badge - SOLD
  • Notebook, pen & USB - SOLD
  • Ice Breaker event – Taste of the West - SOLD
  • Taste of the West Glass - SOLD
  • Early Career Researcher’s Breakfast - SOLD
  • Conference dinner
  • Conference exhibitor only
Full details are available in the Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities document

The opportunities listed are indicative and other opportunities can be discussed with the Event Managers, contact in the first instance.

All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT.

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The British Society for Oral and Dental Research Conference 2017 is being hosted by Plymouth University in the heart of the historic maritime city of Plymouth.

The conference will officially open at 14:00 on Wednesday 6th and close at 14:00 on Friday 8th September 2017.

More than 250 delegates are expected to attend the conference. Delegates will include senior and early career researchers from the dental research community along with research students, keynote speakers and industrial sponsors.

Conference features

Welcome reception

Three days of scientific sessions including

About Plymouth

Plymouth is located on the border between Devon and Cornwall on the south-west coast of England. The region is an area of outstanding natural beauty and amongst the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. Plymouth is a vibrant, compact city by the sea. The University and its facilities enjoy a central city location and thus is within walking distance of hotels and the famous Barbican and Hoe, boasting numerous fine restaurants and pubs, in a rich historical setting.

Conference venue

The University of Plymouth is located at the heart of the city of Plymouth, with excellent rail and road links. The campus boasts an extensive range of modern conference facilities including state of the art lecture theatres, exhibition venues, galleries, meeting and breakout rooms.

The University of Plymouth’s dedicated conference and events team work with delegates to provide a comprehensive support package so that the conference is a success. Our meeting rooms offer the ideal space for focused presentations or group work, away from usual working environments.

The campus accommodation is well equipped with modern facilities and comfortable furnishings offering en-suite single bedrooms with all towels and bedding provided.

Travelling to Plymouth

There are hourly trains from London Paddington that take between 3-4 hours, the driving time is similar.

GWR are offering discounted conference rail travel to BSODR delegates.

The nearest airports are Exeter and Newquay, both of which are approximately an hour (40-60 miles) away and are near or have access to train stations that have direct links to Plymouth. Bristol airport is two hours away by car or train.

London Gatwick and Heathrow are four hours away by car with good rail and National Express coach service links.

Plymouth also has an international ferry port serving France (Roscoff) and Spain (Santander).

Further information on visiting the University of Plymouth

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British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR)

The British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR) was formed to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health in the United Kingdom.

Its primary objectives are:

  • To support and represent the oral health research community in the UK.
  • To encourage junior workers to become involved in oral and dental research.
  • To facilitate the dissemination and application of research findings relating to oral health and the interactions between oral and systemic health.

Now, the BSODR meets on an annual basis. Meetings alternate between the UK and a joint meeting with our PER partners.

Visit the British Society for Oral and Dental Research website.

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Colgate Oral Health Network

Colgate Oral Health Network incorporates all of Colgate’s professional education and development activities. Colgate Oral Health Network underpins Colgate’s long-term commitment in partnering with dental professionals including quality assured educational initiatives with academic partners, supporting research awards and partnerships with key dental associations.

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Main sponsor

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Johnson & Johnson Ltd

Working in partnership with dental professionals to provide expert care, Johnson & Johnson Ltd the makers of LISTERINE® are proud to be sponsors of BSODR.

Visit the LISTERINE® stand to talk with the professional team about the latest evidence regarding the use of essential oils in the adjunctive management of oral biofilms.


Find out more about Johnson & Johnson

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The Microbiology Society

The Microbiology Society is a membership organisation for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology. It is the largest learned microbiological society in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools. The Society publishes key academic journals, organises international scientific conferences and provides an international forum for communication among microbiologists and supports their professional development. The Society promotes the understanding of microbiology to a diverse range of stakeholders, including policy-makers, students, teachers, journalists and the wider public, through a comprehensive framework of communication activities and resources.

Find out more about the Microbiology Society

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National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network

The NIHR Clinical Research Network provides the infrastructure necessary to undertake high quality clinical research in the NHS. We help researchers set up clinical studies efficiently, support the life-sciences industry to deliver research, provide research training, and work with patients to ensure their needs are integral to all research activity. 

Find out more about the NIHR Clinical Research Network



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Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry

Ranked third in the UK by the Guardian, our ethos is based on outstanding clinical education, world class research and exceptional social engagement.

Early clinical contact for all our students is unique and we provide them with ultramodern facilities.

We are committed to producing dental practitioners with excellent clinical skills and a strong sense of social awareness.

Find out more about the school

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Queen Mary University of London

Dentistry at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry has been rated first in the UK in the Complete 2015 University Guide subject league tables and 2nd in the UK in 2015 Guardian University Guide. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) has affirmed the Institute of Dentistry, QMUL, as the leading dental school for research in the UK.

Find out more about Queen Mary University of London

Dental School Exhibitor

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Leeds School of Dentistry

Leeds School of Dentistry has a world-class research profile and strong international partnerships, delivering for our partners a continuum from basic and clinical science through to translational research that in turn drive our innovative postgraduate programmes. We would like to welcome you to Leeds in 2019 for the next BSODR.

Find out more about Leeds School of Dentistry

Dental School Exhibitor

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Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme

It’s our mission to help patients to improve their oral healthcare routine between brushing, through one extra simple and enjoyable step: by chewing sugarfree gum after eating and drinking. Independent clinical research proves that chewing sugarfree gum for 20 minutes after eating or drinking helps neutralise the plaque acid attacks that can cause tooth decay. 

That's the message we're passionate about. And we’re working hand in hand with dental professionals to help spread the word.

Find out more about the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme

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Zimmer Biomet

As an affiliate of one of the largest musculoskeletal companies in the world, Zimmer Biomet dental division has access to the latest technology, talent and resources to drive growth and accelerate the development of innovative solutions to address clinical needs. Robust portfolios of surgical, restorative, regenerative and digital dentistry solutions put the dental division in an even greater position to meet the growing demands of the industry.

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