The 2021 BASCD Masterclass series aims to offer mentorship to attendees, alongside key insight into public health, dentistry, and strategic healthcare leadership, from past presidents of the organisation.

Three informal events will be held on 11th May, 25th May and 15th June at 6.30pm. These are to be offered free of charge to all, with 1 hour of verifiable CPD for those who attend.

The first session, delivered by Professor Richard Watt of the Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare at University College London, will focus on the reflections and learning from Professor Watt’s 40-year career in dental public health and academia.

Engagement is encouraged, and there will be a live Q+A session at every Masterclass event. Questions for speakers are welcomed during the sign-up process.

We look forward to welcoming a diverse range of health and social care colleagues to the sessions. The sign-up link for the first presentation is below.


MASTERCLASS LAUNCH – 11th May 2021, 6:30pm


Professor Richard Watt


From basement prosthetics lab to oral health inequalities – reflections on a 40-year journey


Aim: To review progress and obstacles in research and policy on oral health inequalities over the last 40 years


From this event, learners will gain:

An understanding of (oral) health inequalities in recent decades
The ability to describe shifts in oral health improvement intervention and policy focus in recent decades
Insight into the highs and lows of a career in academic dental public health