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Introducing the British Orthodontic Society

The British Orthodontic Society works as a registered charity to promote the practice and study of orthodontics in the UK, to establish, improve and maintain standards across the industry, and to encourage education and research.

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Introducing the British Orthodontic Society

  1. 1. INTRODUCING the British Orthodontic Society Jonathan Alexander Abt
  2. 2. 2 Jonathan Alexander Abt The British Orthodontic Society works as a regis- tered charity to promote the practice and study of orthodontics in the UK, to establish, improve and maintain standards across the industry, and to en- courage education and research. UNIFYING SOCIETIES The BSSO, or British Society for the Study of Ortho- dontics, was initially founded in 1907, before joining with four other societies to form the British Ortho- dontic Society. In 1994, five existing national societies for orthodon- tics were unified to create the BOS. Initially an unin- corporated charity, the BOS became a registered cha- rity in 1999. INTRODUCING THE BRITISH ORTHODONTIC SOCIETY
  3. 3. 3Jonathan Alexander Abt lists, overseas members, traders and trainees. Full membership is available to eligible professionals, while others can apply for associate membership, or international membership for those working outside the UK. The BOS has recently issued a series of guidelines for dentist practices across the UK regarding new measures to help protect against the spread of corona- virus. MEMBERSHIP Membership of the BOS is not restricted to professionals or specialists – anyone with an interest in orthodontics is per- mitted to apply to join. Membership is divided into several categories, including non-dentists, non-specialists, specia-
  4. 4. JONATHAN ALEXANDER ABT More information about this can be found b the blog of Jonathan Alexander-Abt.

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The British Orthodontic Society works as a registered charity to promote the practice and study of orthodontics in the UK, to establish, improve and maintain standards across the industry, and to encourage education and research.

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