Lindsay Society: the history of dentistry
About the society
The Lindsay Society the History of Dentistry, established in 1962, is dedicated to promoting research into the history of dentistry.
It brings together members of the dental profession, historians and other interested people to research and discuss the history of dentists and dentistry.
The Society is named after Lilian Lindsay (1871-1960), the first woman to qualify as a dentist in the UK and a leading dental historian. She became the BDA’s first female president in 1946.
Each year the society hosts the
Lilian Lindsay Memorial Lecture at the BDA conference. It also organises a very friendly autumn conference with expert speakers from within and outside the profession.
Benefits of membership include