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This year’s BOC kicks off in Glasgow

By Dental Tribune International
September 19, 2019

GLASGOW, UK: Dr David Waring, chair of the British Orthodontic Conference (BOC) organising committee, has welcomed attendees to the annual BOC, currently being held in Glasgow until 21 September. The BOC is the largest event for UK dental professionals with an interest in orthodontics, and this year’s meeting is taking place under the theme of “Looking Ahead”. The 2019 BOC also marks the 25th anniversary of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS).

The prestigious Northcroft memorial lecture will be given by Prof. Greg Huang from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in the US, who will present results from an adult anterior open bite study conducted by the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Other highlights include lectures by Dr Jay Bowman from the US on keeping mini-screws in place and improving the predictability of clear aligners. Dr Peter Miles from Australia will present a talk titled “The agony and ecstasy of Invisalign”, and former MP Lembit Öpik will join Dr Michael Millwaters, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, to discuss his own orthognathic treatment and experience.

This year’s event also features parallel sessions on “Driving your private practice”, which the BOS said will be of interest to all dental care professionals, including those considering a career in orthodontics.

The returning OrthoTED presentations, inspired by TED Talks, are scheduled for 21 September and will address a broad range of topics that will be of interest to all of the orthodontic team.

“In my first year as chair I am delighted to welcome a host of renowned international and UK speakers,” Waring said. “We feel that we have something for everyone at this year’s conference and we look forward to welcoming you all to Glasgow.”

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