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

BASCD can assist members by assisting research collaborationsย between NHSย and academic members,

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

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