Albert Yeung, NHS Lanarkshire’s consultant in dental public health, was recently inaugurated in June 2022 as President of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD). The presidency was passed over from Maria Morgan, former senior lecturer in dental public health at Cardiff University, who successfully served as BASCD president between 2020 and 2022 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BASCD is the UK’s professional association for the science, philosophy and practice of promoting the oral health of populations and groups in society with a specific emphasis on preventing and controlling oral diseases and conditions.
Originally from Hong Kong, Albert studied dentistry at the University of Glasgow and graduated in 1989. He has a diverse background of experience working in dentistry in the UK, including general dental practice, hospitals, community dental service and teaching in dental schools.
Albert was sworn in as president during the BASCD Summer Scientific Meeting which was held in Glasgow in June 2022.
This was BASCD’s first in-person conference since 2019 and attracted a wide range of delegates from across the UK with the theme ‘Build Back Better: Inclusion, Integration and Innovation’. The conference programme included a keynote address from Professor Maggie Rae, President of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH). This follows the recent partnership between BASCD and the FPH, with BASCD acting as the special interest group for oral health. The social programme included a mix of Chinese and Scottish traditions such as Chinese dancing, a bagpiper, highland dancing and a ceilidh band.
On taking up the role, Albert said: “I’d like to thank the BASCD for the opportunity of being the BASCD President for 2022/23. It is a huge honour and I look forward to serving as the BASCD President in the coming year.”