Due to the very low numbers of delegates from BSODR attending the IADR/PER 2016 Congress in Jerusalem, it was not possible to hold a BSODR Annual General Meeting (AGM) as it would not be quorate. The AGM was therefore held on Monday 31st October 2016 at Guy’s Tower, King’s College London. The low turnout for the IADR/PER 2016 Congress was reflected in a low number of entrants for the BSODR prize competitions, with entries being received for the Junior Colgate Prize, Senior Colgate Prize and GSK- Mineralised Tissue Group (MINTIG) Prize only. Prizewinners were presented with their awards at the BSODR 2016 AGM.

Winners receiving their awards from Professor David Bartlett (President of BSODR, right) and Professor Rachel Waddington (Chair of the Awards Committee, left)

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BSODR would like to thank all those who entered and judged the competitions. All the judges commented on the very high quality of the presentations. Many congratulations to all the winners and thanks to our industrial sponsors. 

Junior Colgate Prize and Junior Hatton entrant for IADR 2017 (San Francisco, USA) 

Winner: Christopher Platais, University of Sheffield, UK. HOX-PBX interactions are potential therapeutic targets in HNSCC.

Senior Colgate Prize and Senior Clinical Hatton entrant for IADR 2017 (San Francisco, USA) 

Winner: Dylan Herzog, King’s College London, UK. Rapid detection of root canal bacteria in patients using fluorescence spectroscopy.

GSK- Mineralised Tissue Group (MINTIG) Prize

Winner: Omer Fleissig, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Implementation of an analytical model for orthodontic tooth movement and periradicular bone morphometry in mice.