The History of BAOS
In September 2001, an initial open meeting of Surgical Dentist specialists led to the development of the initial memorandum & constitution of the British Association of Surgical Dentistry (BASD). There was a need for representation of this special group of surgeons at a National Level. The Association was named to align with the existing Specialist List in Surgical Dentistry. Nigel Moss was elected as the Association’s first President and the initial membership of 40 rapidly expanded over the coming years.
In the spring of 2003 the Specialist Dental Advisory Committee (SDAC) of the GDC was commissioned to report on the arrangements for the dental specialities. This resulted in the amalgamation of the existing specialist lists of Oral Surgery and Surgical Dentistry in 2005. In anticipation of this, the Association changed its name to the British Association of Oral Surgeons in September of 2003.
As the Association developed and grew, the Dean of the faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh offered support and council to the Association and provided administrative support. BAOS and the RCS of Edinburgh continue to enjoy a mutually supportive relationship, and our staff team, although now employed directly by BAOS, continue to be based at the College.
BAOS Past Presidents
September 2001 to September 2002
September 2002 to September 2004
September 2004 to November 2006
November 2006 to December 2007
December 2007 to December 2009
December 2009 to December 2011
December 2011 to September 2013
September 2013 to September 2015
September 2015 to September 2017
September 2017 to September 2019
September 2019 to September 2021
Recent Blog Posts
- BAOS London Reg Rep Session Myth busting in the management and prevention of MRONJ on September 7, 2022 7:00 am
- BAOS Annual Scientific Conference 3rd and 4th November 2022 Edinburgh on November 3, 2022