“Working together to assess the impact of COVID on oral health or dental services”

The poster award is sponsored by BASCD and the Borrow Foundation who are actively engaged in promoting oral health and disease prevention.  The title of this year’s award is ‘“Working together to assess the impact of COVID on oral health or dental services”.

The poster prize is open to BASCD members from academic and non-academic institutions in their early careers e.g. undergraduates, clinical fellows, trainees and those undertaking Masters and PhD degrees. This includes dentists, DCPs and any other groups with an interest in public health.

The 1st prize award winner will receive a certificate, £200 and be offered financial support to participate at a future BASCD conference or congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH), with such support being:

  • provided to meet reasonable expenses for travel, accommodation, subsistence and congress registration, up to a maximum of £1,750;
  • conditional on the acceptance by EADPH of an abstract for a poster or oral presentation, and that presentation being made by the awardee.
  • A certificate and prize of £50 will be awarded to both 2nd and 3rd prize winners.

A panel of BASCD council members will assess all submissions and the three winning posters will be selected to present at a virtual poster session which will be held during the BASCD webinar on Thursday 2nd December 2021 2:30pm-4:00pm. All BASCD members and applicants to the poster award are welcome to attend this event.

The assessment criteria for this award relate to the topic, content and presentation as follows:


  • The topic of this year’s poster award is “Working together to assess the impact of COVID on oral health or dental services”
  • BASCD is particularly interested in hearing about strategies/projects aimed at working together across sectors/disciplines to assess the impact of the COVID pandemic or those which involved working together to reduce inequalities during the pandemic. Examples might include – but are not limited to – oral health care, policy, or solutions in uncertain times.
  • Projects must include primary data (qualitative or quantitative)
  • Projects that have been completed or are currently underway are welcome


  • Clear aims and objectives
  • Methodology described in sufficient detail and appropriate to address research question
  • Results presented in appropriate fashion and depth
  • Conclusion and implications highlighted


  • Well structured, clear and concise summary of project presented
  • Appropriate use of language and supporting references
  • Tables and figures used as necessary
  • Interesting and appealing appearance.
  • The poster should be submitted as a PowerPoint pdf file

 Submit your poster

Via email to bascd@outlook.com along with the following identifying information:

  • Main contact name, email and telephone number
  • Details of 1st Author (For author’s names please use the format: Smith AB, Jones CD) 2nd author, 3rd author and additional authors
  • An indication of which author is a member of BASCD

The virtual poster session and prize giving will be held on Thursday 2nd December between 2021 2:30-4:00pm.

Register here