British Orthodontic Society
The British Orthodontic Society is a registered charity, and a company limited by guarantee, not having share capital.
BOS originally came into existence on 1 July 1994 by the unification of the five existing national orthodontic societies. The founding societies were:
1. The British Society for the Study of Orthodontics, founded in 1907, and the oldest national orthodontic society.
2. The Consultant Orthodontists Group, formed in 1964 to represent Orthodontic Consultants in the hospital service.
3. The Community Orthodontists Section of the British Association of Orthodontists, to represent community orthodontists.
4. The British Association of Orthodontists (“BAO”), established in 1965 to represent specialist orthodontic practitioners. The Community Orthodontists Section was founded in 1974 as the Association of Community Orthodontists, which then evolved into the Community Orthodontists Group and became affiliated to BAO in 1987, and changed its name in 1988.
5. The Association of University Teachers of Orthodontics, to represent orthodontic teachers.