The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) has an established place in the dental profession thanks to the dedication of dentists stretching back over 60 years. Throughout its history, BSPD has campaigned for improving standards in child dental health.
Some key dates:
||The London Study Group is formed – the UK's first association of paediatric dentists
||The British Paedodontic Society (BPS) is created and amalgamates the different groups of dentists established around the UK – it later becomes BSPD
||A handbook is published of a BPS meeting, a precursor to the Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
||BPS representatives are invited to the Department of Health and Social Security to discuss concerns about the poor standards of child dental health in the UK
||BPS representatives are invited as observers to the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) in orthodontics which is later renamed the SAC in orthodontics and children's dentistry
||The Journal of Paediatric Dentistry is merged with the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry which to this day is a key BSPD member benefit
||The General Dental Council establishes a specialist list in Paediatric Dentistry
||BSPD acquires an official home in the administrative offices of the Royal College of Surgeons in Lincoln's Inn Fields
||BSPD calls for a meeting with the Chief Dental Officer to discuss ways of improving children's dental health and a new relationship is established
Today BSPD is a thriving Society with a membership of Consultants, Specialists, GDP's and Dental care professionals. Our Executive committee provides strategic direction in line with our mission statement and 3 year plan and oversees our engagement with other special interest groups and political decision makers. BSPD is now in a strong position to campaign for
and implement improvements in children’s oral health in the UK.