Welcome to the ABSTD


The Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry (ABSTD) is a professional association dedicated to encouraging the integration of the basic sciences into contemporary undergraduate and post-graduate dental curricula.



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


Latest News


The ABSTD Spring Meeting will take place in the afternoon of Tuesday 1st of May 2018, generously hosted by the University of Dundee. This will include the delayed Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association.  The theme of the meeting will be ‘Integrating and Interfacing of Sciences in Dentistry and the Wider Academic Community ‘. Further details may be found by following this link.


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.