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Welcome from Dean Barker

Welcome to the website of the British Society of Prosthodontics. I'm delighted to be serving as your President for 2021-2022. The BSSPD is one of the oldest of the UK dental societies and the list of Past Presidents available on the website includes some very well-known names. I will do my best to follow in their footsteps, but the role of President is a transient one and it is not about looking backwards, it is about what lies ahead. We have a reputation for being a friendly society and we very much want to involve our membership with our ventures. Therefore feel free to contact myself or any of the council members at any stage. Challenge us, let us know what you want, and what you don't want!

I also encourage you to participate in our educational activities. Everything changed last year, but we still had an excellent online joint conference with our sister societies last March. My predecessor, Rob McAndrew is planning another virtual event on the 15th of September so keep your eyes out for further details and save the date.

The BSSPD webinar series is always popular, and many members and trainees find the online back catalogue a very useful resource to dip into, especially around exam times. We have six great speakers lined up for this year’s series which will have the theme of ‘Where have we come from and where are we going?’.

We look forward to meeting again physically next March with a conference in Aberdeen, when we will aim to ‘Challenge the Dogma in Prosthodontics’. In addition to speakers that are sure to generate debate, we will also have an exciting interactive plenary session where we will try to establish what we all really do behind our closed surgery doors. In addition, we will also have time for our traditional Schottlander presentations and other awards so get those posters, papers and projects prepared!

I look forward to seeing you all in The Granite City on 10th-11th March 2022. Further details can be found in relation to all of the above elsewhere on this website.

With very best wishes

Dean Barker