New president of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry  

14 July 2022
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Albert Yeung and Maria Morgan at the BASCD Summer Scientific Meeting held in Glasgow in June 2022
Albert Yeung and Maria Morgan at the BASCD Summer Scientific Meeting held in Glasgow in June 2022

Albert Yeung, consultant in Dental Public Health at NHS Lanarkshire, 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 for two years between 2020–2022 during the 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. 

‘Build Back Better: Inclusion, Integration and Innovation’ 

Albert Yeung was sworn in as president during the BASCD Summer Scientific Meeting 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. 

Albert said, “Thank you to the BASCD family for trusting me to be your president for 2022/23. It is a huge honour to be your president. I will do my best to serve you in the coming year, 2022 and onwards.” 

The BASCD Autumn Scientific Meeting 2022 will be held in London on November 10, 2022. 

For more information on BASCD conferences and events, please visit: www.bascd.org/conferences-and-events/meetings-and-events-calendar