BSDH Undergraduate Essay Prize

Value of award: £300

Entry criteria: this competition is open to undergraduate dentists, therapists and hygienist. The essay should satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

  • Involve subject related to provision of dental care for people with severe disability or medical history and demonstrate good team working
  • An audit, service improvement or research of relevance to special care dentistry
  • Resulted in improved clinical practice or service for special care patients

They should be original, clearly written. The winning essay will be considered for publication in the Journal for Disability and Oral Health.

Applicants should submit a 2500 word essay in English and structured according to the guidance below via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.please entitle your email either ‘BSDH undergraduate essay prize application’  

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT ESSAY: 30 September 2019

The winner will be announced at the BSDH 2019 Winter Conference

Instructions for an essay

Essays should also contain a short abstract no longer than 250 words which is able to stand alone and follows the general instructions and any relevant specific instructions above. The abstracts word count will not contribute to the essay’s word limit.

All submitted essay will be considered for publication in the Journal for Disability and Oral Health (JODH) and as such must meet the criteria set by JDOH. This information can be accessed via the following link https://www.bsdh.org/index.php/instructions-for-authors/16-journal/120-content-and-style