We have just three places to fill on Council and four candidates who have put their names forward for consideration. That means we need to vote for the three we'd like to see representing BES members. The nominations are listed on the pdf link below - click to expand/download. We will advise you of how you can vote very shortly. Election information
The Society's AGM will take place on Thursday 20th May at 7 pm. There are three vacancies for Ordinary Council Members this year, commencing on 20th May for three years. If you are interested in taking a more active role in the Society's activities, why not consider standing for election? Closing date is midnight on Friday 23rd April and you need to be Proposed and Seconded by a BES member. Further details can be found here Election Form 2021
After 23 years as Editor of the International Endodontic Journal, Professor Paul Dummer has announced that he will retire from the role at the end of 2021. The Society wishes to offer its heartfelt appreciation of the tremendous role Paul has played in bringing the IEJ to its latest position with the Impact Factor of the IEJ in 2019 being a record high of 3.801. The Journal was also ranked 6th out of the 91 included in the Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Medicine category, its highest ever place and once again is the top-ranked journal in the field of Endodontology! As a consequence of his retirement the BES and Wiley Publishers are looking for a new Editor-in –Chief to take over in the autumn of 2021. Full details of the post are to be found
For those who are keen to pursue their interest in endodontics, the BES has produced a guide to the possible pathways that can be followed to develop your career. Obviously this is for guidance only as changes take place on a regular basis as to what is suitable or available and you are therefore strongly advised to seek direct advice before following a certain pathway. Early Career Guide - Career Pathways
Dear Colleagues, It’s been a difficult and life-changing twelve months since the first lockdown in 2020 and has affected most of us both personally and professionally. The PM Boris Johnson two weeks ago announced the government’s plan to re-open schools, public and private services, and for the UK to return to some form of normality from 21st of June 2021. This inevitably means that the Council has unfortunately had to decide to cancel once again the Spring Scientific meeting (SSM) that had been re-arranged for 12 June 2021, in order to minimise the UK’s risk of spreading the virus during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health and wellbeing of our membership. It is very difficult for us to predict between now and June, with certainty, if Boris’s plan will remain on track.
As part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November), to improve patient awareness of when antibiotics are not required to treat dental pain, we have sponsored this quick-watch, educational video with UCLan (1.5 mins). It is a family-friendly, simple clip offering different courses of action and effective ways to treat dental pain, actively discouraging patients from asking for antibiotics. It concludes with a useful link to find out more about antibiotic resistance. Please share with patients and within the dental and health community. Play video here... The video was produced by Drs Shalini Kanagasingam (UClan), Nargis Sonde (UClan), Phil Tomson (BES).
The British Endodontic Society (BES) recently invited proposals from UK based applicants wishing to undertake immediate research to address the impacts of Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) in dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Society had an excellent response and has subsequently increased its funding by more than 100%, awarding it to three separate research groups. “We are delighted to have received such great feedback to our research call having received many, high quality, fundable submissions” said Dr Phil Tomson, Chair of the BES Research Committee. “Due to the unique circumstances and potential tangible outcomes we have taken the decision to award three grants that offer different qualities. These will provide robust reassurance around the safety of carrying out AGPs with conventional mitigating factors whilst investigating new opportunities to improve things further.” “The research committee
Please see further details on the following page BES Call for Research on AGPs with respect to COVID-19
The IFEA Board of Directors has announced that due to COVID-19 this year's planned WEC Congress in Chennai will consist of a series of 8 webinars, two per day between 23-26th September 2020, with the onsite event moving to 12-14th August 2021 in Chennai.
NHS England requests that all dental practices commence opening after 8th June where practices assess that they have the necessary IPC and PPE requirements in place