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.


May 2018 Newsletter **New** 

Keep up to date with our latest news and developments – our latest Newsletter is now available and may be viewed by following this link


ABSTD Spring Meeting and AGM **Updated**

The ABSTD Spring Meeting took place in the afternoon of Tuesday 1st of May 2018, generously hosted by the University of Dundee. This included the delayed Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association during which Professor Mark Hector from the University of Dundee was elected President alongside election of a new Committee. Details of the new  Committee may be found on the Committee page of the website and of the meeting itself by following the link above to the May 2018 Newsletter.



ABSTD to co-sponsor a symposium at IADR

At the forthcoming London Meeting of the IADR, ABSTD is privileged to be co-sponsoring symposium entitled ‘Will Saliva Translate to a Real Diagnostic Tool?

The organiser, Lynne Bingle, from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Sheffield and an ABSTD member,  has been able to put together a programme of distinguished international speakers covering areas of great relevance both to teachers and researchers in the basic and applied sciences. If you are planning to attend IADR, it would be great to see you at the symposium. More information can be obtained by following this link


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.