Awards

BOS award to an orthodontic dental technician for distinguished service.

Eligibility.
Any dental technician nominated by the OTA. The nominee does not need to be a member of the OTA to receive the award.
Details.
This award is designed to recognise a dental technician for their service to orthodontic technology throughout their career.
Timescale.
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.
Please complete the nomination form below.

Alternatively, you can also download and complete this form by clicking HERE and send your nomination to: British Orthodontic Society, 12 Bridewell Place, London, EC4V 6AP.

BOS Distinguished Orthodontic Technician Award

Nomination form for the BOS Orthodontic Technician for distinguished service.
  • The name of the dental technician proposing a nominee.
  • Outline why you feel this person is an appropriate recipient of this award.

OTA award for outstanding contribution to the field of orthodontic dental technology.

Eligibility.
Any person nominated by the OTA. The nominee does not need to be a member of the orthodontic technician’s association or a dental technician to receive the award.
Details.
This award is designed to recognise a person for a specific contribution that has advanced the field of orthodontic technology.
Timescale.
One nomination will be sought annually from the OTA, along with a request for citation outlining the reasons for the nomination by January 31st. If the nomination is confirmed then the winner will be presented with the award at the British Dental Association awards dinner in May 2018 by the OTA’s President Dr Rye Mattick.
Where to send your nomination.
Please complete the nomination form below.

Alternatively, you can also download and complete this form by clicking HERE and send your nomination to: Room T0.18, Dental Technology Dept, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 200 Western Ave, Cardiff, CF5 2YB.

OTA Award for outstanding contribution to the field of orthodontic technology

Nomination form for the OTA Award for outstanding contribution.
  • The name of the person proposing a nominee.
  • Outline why you feel this person is an appropriate recipient of this award.

BOS Student Technician Award

For details visit our student’s page.

The Aldridge Medal

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 OTA member delegates who are present, is awarded the Aldridge Medal.

Past Winners:

2007 Susan Owen: Running 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: N/A.
2016 Andrea Johnson: Setting up a dental laboratory in Uganda: Why, How, When?