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

This competition has now reached a successful conclusion and more information about  the outcome will follow shortly.


Autumn Meeting

The Autumn half-day meeting of the Association entitled Biomedical Sciences in Dentistry: Current and Future Challenges  will take place at the University of Plymouth on the afternoon of  Tuesday September 5th, to immediately precede the annual meeting of the British Society for Oral and Dental Research, also in Plymouth. The Annual General Meeting of the Association will immediately follow this.

Programme information is available by following this link. Although registration is now closed it will be possible to register on-site at the meeting.  


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.