This prize is in memory of our 1979/80 BASCD President. The posters should cover any relevant area of community dentistry/public health involving an evidence-based approach to address population health, service development or oral health inequalities. This prize is awarded at our Spring/Summer Scientific Meeting; the award is £200 and a certificate.

Roger “Andy” Anderson, Professor of Dental Public Health at the University of Birmingham was a founding father of the British Association of Community Dentistry. He was the author of the first paper in Community Dental Health in 1984, which outlined the early development of the association. When BASCD was formed in 1973, Andy became the founding secretary and in 1979-80 he served as president. He was a member of many of the working groups set up by the association – notably the epidemiology group. Andy also had the distinction of having been involved in every one of the UK national decennial surveys of adult and children’s dental health since the initial study of 1968 until his untimely death in 1999.

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


  • Covers relevant Dental Public Health/Community Dentistry area
  • Covers topic relevant to the conference theme
  • Evidence based approach used
  • Emphasis placed on public health agenda e.g. population health, inequalities, service development etc.


  • 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