Welcome to the ABSTD

The Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry (ABSTD) is a professional association dedicated to the teaching of basic sciences in dentistry.



Keep up to date with our latest news and developments throughout the year. 


Oral Bioscience Essay Prize

The Committee of ABSTD is delighted to announce that the Winner of the 2017 ABSTD Oral Bioscience Essay Prize was Ms Kai (Kimberly) Ng of Kings College London.

A  Certificate of Commendation was awarded to the runner up, Ms Rebecca Ngo of Trinity College Dublin.

More details are available in our Christmas Newsletter (see link below) and we hope to post the winning entry on the website in due course.


Latest News

Our Christmas Newsletter 2017 is now available – follow this link to read it.

A very happy Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year to all from ABSTD.




Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Draft Curriculum in the Biomedical Sciences for Dental Programmes

This document may be viewed by following this link . It was discussed at a Special Interest Group (SIGT-02: ‘Biomedical Sciences in Dentistry: Developing a Contemporary Core Curriculum’)  held at the ADEE meeting in Barcelona in August 2016  and any further comments would still be most welcome. These should be submitted electronically to the President of the Association.



Join us

The Association welcomes applications for membership from clinicians, basic scientists and others interested in the role and delivery of basic science education in the dental curriculum.

We welcome your questions and feedback – please get in touch.