I was delighted to receive an invitation to the British Orthodontic Conference in Brighton last week. This was the first orthodontic conference I had attended and found the two days absolutely fascinating. The conference was extremely busy with many activities taking place over the four days it ran.  Whilst there I attended the BOS Press Conference which covered the launch of the BOS IOTN app and the plans for the 2017 conference in Manchester.  I also attended a number of lectures from some very eminent speakers from the UK, Europe and the US on a diverse range of topics including orthodontic anchorage, lingual braces, orthodontic materials past, present and future and a number of other topics I will be writing about in the near future.

I also had the opportunity to meet with a number of people from the British Orthodontic Society and other well known and highly respected orthodontists. There was a large exhibition space across two floors of the conference centre and I spent time talking to a number of different providers of specialist services to further my knowledge of orthodontics.  There were two further spaces set aside at the conference for poster displays which I found really interesting.  Each poster summarised some orthodontic research and I spoke to a number of the authors who provided a useful insight into their studies. I took part into some research looking at perceptions of smiles and look forward to reading their findings next year once their project is complete. So overall, an extremely busy few days which provided me with a great deal of information and content for future posts!

I’m very grateful to the British Orthodontic Society for inviting me to attend the conference.