Welcome to the 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.

Next meetings:


2020 BSODR Virtual AGM


Virtual Prize Competitions

Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September

BSODR Birmingham Sept. 2021

The 99th General Session of the IADR, the 50th Meeting of the AADR and the 45th Meeting of the CADR in Boston, Mass., from July 21-24, 2021.


PER-IADR (joint with BSODR) 2020 Annual Meeting, Marseille: POSTPONED TO 15-17 SEPTEMBER 2022




Objectives of BSODR

Our primary objectives are:

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

The Society is a Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and also a member of a federation of European research societies – Pan European Region (PER). The members of the PER are the IADR divisions from Great Britain, Continental Europe, Ireland, Israel and Scandinavia (NOF).

Under various names, the BSODR has been meeting since 1953, but even before that, groups of British researchers had been meeting in London since 1931. The Society therefore has a long and rich heritage.

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

Recent meetings have been held in Durham (2007), PER-London (2008), Glasgow (2009), PER-Barcelona (2010), Sheffield (2011), PER-Helsinki (2012), Bath (2013), PER-Dubrovnik (2014), Cardiff (2015), PER-Jerusalem (2016), Plymouth (2017), IADR-London (2018) and Leeds (2019). Future meetings include Birmingham (2021), PER-Marseille (2022) and London-QMUL (2023).