Aims & Objectives
The British Society of Periodontology was founded in 1949:
"…to promote for the general health, wellbeing and knowledge of the public, the art and science of dentistry and in particular the art and science of periodontology and dental implantology and in furtherance thereof to advance all aspects of periodontology and dental implantology and to promote improvements in the teaching of the same."
The British Society of Periodontology is a well-established member society dating back to 1949. However we are very much a contemporary society with a dynamic and forward-thinking group of people at the helm.
We enjoy research, debate and actively getting involved in issues that affect members and our work. We are keen promoters of periodontology and are working hard, through various communications initiatives, to significantly raise awareness to the public, patients, dental and medical professionals.
To reflect our commitment to progression and innovation, the BSP awards prizes for research into periodontology - both for undergraduate and postgraduate students - on an annual basis.
Meetings are held in the Spring and Autumn of each year. These are popular, content-rich, excellent networking events with high profile speakers covering a huge range of topics. Regional groups have also been set up to provide educational meetings and courses for GDPs and periodontists at a number of centres across the UK. Our Early Careers Group is an energetic part of the BSP, helping to support young periodontists at the start of their specialist career.