High quality research is essential to inform health policy, the dental profession and stakeholders on a range of issues in order to improve the oral and general health of patients and the wider population.

BASCD can assist members by assisting research collaborations between NHS and academic members,

BASCD through the Research Lead also provides a forum for dialogue between researchers who conduct dental public health and community dentistry research and those involved with policy development and the provision of health services.

BASCD can advise members on the conduct of high quality community dentistry/dental public health research including methodological approaches, research ethics, research training and impact.