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BOS Award to an Orthodontic Technician for Distinguished Service
Any Orthodontic Technician nominated by the OTA.
This award is deigned to recognise a dental technician for an outstanding contribution.
A certificate and bowl.
One nomination will be sought annually from the OTA, along with a request for citation outlining the reasons for the nomination by March 31st. If the nomination is confirmed then the winner will be presented with the award at the BOC during the BOS prize presentation ceremony. 
Where to send your nomination 
Send your nomination to: British Orthodontic Society, 12 Bridewell Place, London, EC4V 6AP.

Award for outstanding contribution to the field of orthodontic technology

The OTA is proud to announce its new award for outstanding contribution to the field of orthodontic technology.  This award will be presented at the prestigious British Dental Association awards dinner in May 2017 by the OTA’s President Dr Rye Mattick.
To download the Nomination form click HERE
To download the information about the award criteria click HERE

Nominations will be accepted until 31st January 2017. You can nominate anyone who you deem to have given an outstanding         contribution to the field of orthodontic technology. They do not need to be a member of the orthodontic technicians association or a technician to be nominated.

BOS Student Technician Award
Opening Date for Applications 1/3/16, Closing Date for Applications 30/6/16 and Closing Dates for Entries 31/7/16. 
Open to all students undertaking a recognised first level dental technology course within the UK. It is also open to recently qualified technicians, qualified for less than two years at the time of the competition.
The competition will consist of three main items:
a. a set piece of technical work to be completed on models provided. Download prescription HERE
b. a free choice orthodontic removable appliance constructed on supplied model in accordance with information supplied. Download prescription HERE.  
c. a short written piece of between 300 and 500 words on the criteria used in both the design and selection of materials for the free choice piece. 
The judges are nominated by the OTA Council, to include the President.
Value £750
Opening Date for Applications 1/3/16, Closing Date for Applications 30/6/16 and Closing Dates for Entries 31/7/16.
Please click HERE to download the application form.
Please click HERE to download the Rules of Entry.
Please click HERE to download BOS student award poster. 

Call for Poster Displays

The Orthodontic Technicians Association would like to invite all orthodontic technicians to submit an abstract for the poster display at this year’s British Orthodontic Conference in Brighton.
Call for posters from OTA : HERE
Poster session submission information: HERE
Registration and Abstract form: HERE


Aldridge MedalAldridge Medal Logo 
Following a generous donation by one of the association's founders, Bert Aldridge, the Aldridge Medal was launched in 2007. It is the first award to be run solely by the OTA. This award is designed to encourage members to present new research and developments in the field at the annual OTA conference. The best lecturer at the conference, as judged by the delegates who are present and are also members, is awarded the Aldridge Medal. 
2007    Susan Owen    Running in a commercial orthodontic laboratory*
2008    Paul Mallett     Orthognathic surgery planning - a modified Lockwood technique 
2009    Neil Nairn       3D Imaging – It’s virtually here
2010    Keith Evans    Keith Evans Trilogy: I: A different approach to the Roberts labial bow II: High impact mouthguards III: So you can’t afford a laser welder? Why not try resistance soldering? 
2011    Jeff Lewis     Delivering CPD to remote areas. (this lecture was co- presented with Mike Lightowlers).
2012    Amy Myers   From student to Technician: The MAS Standard.
2013    Kevin Wilson: A Novel Patient Controlled Bidirectional Palatal Lift Appliance.
2014    James Abbott : An audit of impression quality
2015    IOC London: not run
2016    TBC
*Unsure of exact title – not listed in proceedings  
OTA Conference Sponsored Student Places. 

OTA Conference 2016 – Nominations for sponsored student places.
The OTA will fund a maximum of 30 places for day delegates at the Annual Conference on Saturday. These places are open to:
1.     All trainee/student dental technicians currently enrolled on a registered dental technology college course.
2.     Anyone commencing an advanced qualification, specialising in orthodontic technology within 2 years of completing their Dental Technician Qualification.
Nominations will be accepted (details below) from any college/educational institute representative, providing a course in dental technology, or from any member of the OTA, who oversees the training of someone fulfilling the above criteria. Nominations will be considered on first come first served basis.
The successful nominees will receive a Day Delegate Package as noted above. Although this covers attendance at all Saturday lectures and lunch, successful candidates will be required to fund their own Travel.
In return the successful nominees will be expected to assist the OTA council members during the conference. They will also be expected to provide a short written piece for the OTA newsletter discussing the conference and experience gained from attendance.

To Nominate:

Nominations by post to: Neale Price, Edinburgh College, 350 West Granton Rd Edinburgh EH5 1QE.. A £10.00 deposit is required with each nomination and this will be refunded during the conference to those successful and attend, all unsuccessful nominees  deposits will be destroyed or returned by request. Cheques should be made payable to: OTA Conference

Any questions please contact: Neale Price:

Please click HERE to download the student sponsorship nomination form.