Current News

Supported by the BES, The University of Glasgow’s Dental School has created what it believes to be the world’s biggest smile and is awaiting final verification that it has set a Guinness World Record.

Hundreds of people participated in the Big Smile Big Band event, which took place at the SEC Glasgow on 9 June 2017, including Dental School and other University staff, dental alumni, school children and teachers from the Glasgow area.

27 June 2017   More...

Harty Prize 2016/17 Winner Michael Brown

The Society is pleased to announce that the winner of this year's Harty Prize is Michael Brown from the University of Glasgow.  Runner up is Michael Santangeli from Wigan.  Congratulations to both.   

27 June 2017

Are you looking for something to make you smile?

At 1.30pm on Friday 9 June 2017, over 1000 people, including University of Glasgow Dental School staff, students and alumni, Glasgow area schoolchildren and teachers and staff from local dental practices, will gather together to create the world’s biggest ‘human’ smile.

3 June 2017   More...


The aim of this year's campaign is to raise awareness of the association between periodontal disease and diabetes.  

The BSP is:

  • running a campaign in collaboration with which is a global online diabetes community with over 500,000 members with diabetes and a database of 10,000 healthcare professionals
  • carrying out a short survey to find out the level of awareness of gum disease in people with diabetes
  • raising awareness of people with diabetes and dental and medical healthcare professionals using online information
  • carrying out a post campaign survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the campaign in bringing about behaviour change in people with diabetes

15 May 2017   More...

SRRDG Annual Conference, 31/8 and 1/9/17, Plymouth

The programme for the conference focuses on enhancing clinical skills and treatment planning complex cases as well as looking to the future of Restorative Dentistry.  There will be a range of lectures, workshops and interactive panel discussions including talks from the Deputy Chief Dental Officer.  Booking details available soon. 

19 April 2017

Dental Trauma UK Conference Details

10 April 2017   More...

Modern Management of Dental Trauma Conference, 1st June 2017, Glasgow

BES is supporting the TC White Conference 2017 which will be held in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on Thursday 1 June 2017.
The topic for this year"s conference is Modern management of dental trauma and as this is targeting the whole of the dental team we are expecting a good turnout.

CPD has been approved for 5 credits and further information, including the conference programme can be found on our webpage:

10 April 2017

BES has three speakers at the BDA Conference 25-27th May 2017

Three speakers will be speaking at the invitation of the BES at the Annual BDA Conference in Manchester, 25-27th May 2017.  Thursday 25th May- Dr Gareth Calvert 'Is the pulp alive or dead, is it even restorable? Friday 26th May - Dr Donal Flynn 'Endodontic Microsurgery - A new paradigm in endodontics'  Saturday 27th May - DR Aws Alani 'Staying Alive! Innovative Dentistry without killing the pulp' 

29 March 2017

On Saturday 11 March 2017, we held our annual Spring Scientific Meeting at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London to a packed house of over 230 delegates including general and specialist practitioners, clinical academics and dental students. Together with those from the UK, delegates came from across the globe including Dubai, France, Oman, Jordan, Hong Kong, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands and USA.

28 March 2017   More...

Professor Bill Saunders awarded by the BES

Professor Bill Saunders received a special recognition Award by the Society at its recent Spring Scientific Meeting in recognition for his 'Outstanding Contribution to the Specialty of Endodontics'  

17 March 2017