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Organisers plan an “all-embracing Ortho360 theme” for #BOC2018

Organisers say 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 degree views over London”.

To view a new video on the British Orthodontic Society website which gives a taste of the 2018 annual conference, click HERE. The Ortho360 theme for #BOC2018 has been designed to 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.”

Richard continued: “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.”

Conference organisers say that anyone considering booking for BOC for the first time will find “feedback from delegates in previous years inspirational”. They claim BOC in 2017 delivered on its aim, with more than 75% 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.”