The Dentist Magazine.

All-embracing Ortho360 theme for #BOC2018

Published: 12/01/2018

The British Orthodontic Conference (BOC) in 2018 offers a comprehensive overview of the orthodontic speciality showcased over three days in the QE11 Conference Centre with 360° views over London. 

A new video on the BOS website gives a taste of the 2018 annual conference:

The Ortho360 theme for #BOC2018 reflect the interdisciplinary work between orthodontists and members of other dental specialties, not to mention the work of all the different team members.

An innovation for this year will be a series of short, dynamic talks focused on the world of orthodontics. Conference chairman, Richard Jones, said, “TED Talks have taken the business world by storm and we will be offering our own version with a series of presentations on Treatment, Education and Design.

“We are delighted to be holding BOC in London for the first time and hosting some top international speakers, including David Sarver and Willie Dayan, as well as top home-grown talent. The Northcroft lecture, always a highpoint of the conference, is to be delivered by Professor Martyn Cobourne whose cutting-edge research at King’s Dental Institute is consistently fascinating.”

For anyone considering booking for BOC for the first time, the feedback of delegates in previous years has been sensational. In 2017 BOC delivered on its aim, with more than 75 per cent of delegates who gave feedback saying that the conference changed their clinical practice.

New graduates made comments such as, “The conference confirmed my passion to pursue orthodontics.” Practice owners were inspired to invest in new areas of orthodontics while many clinicians said they wanted to embrace new techniques such as TADs and digital technology and lingual systems.

Richard continued, “Our feedback demonstrated that many colleagues are inspired to make important investments to help develop their practices while they are at the annual conference. This is an event which is good for the whole team, including our highly valued suppliers.”

He said he and his committee plan to exceed the high standards they have achieved in Brighton in 2016 and Manchester in 2017, “We are optimistic that with London as the venue and the all-embracing Ortho360 theme, we will have the opportunity to inform and inspire the hundreds of colleagues who count on BOC for their verifiable CPD.”