Oral health meeting sees launch of new journal

The British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy is hosting its oral health conference next week (November 18 and 19) – the perfect place to launch FMC’s newest title.

While the OHC 2011 promises to be an informative event with excellent networking opportunities, Dental Hygiene & Therapy (DH&T) promises to deliver top-notch articles and CPD learning opportunities eight times a year.

The newest magazine in FMC’s stable of dental publications, DH&T aims to be the voice of hygienists and therapists throughout the UK, offering independent advice and directives, new products, innovations, clinical advancements within an exciting and fresh-looking journal.

It’s punchy but informative with easy-to-read key points relevant to oral health.

The launch takes place over the two days with a prize draw to win a brand new Philips DiamondClean and new replacement multiple brush head pack.

Tickets and further information will be available at Stand 63 on the Friday (18 November) and the draw takes place at 4pm on the day.

Meanwhile, the conference includes a packed programme of eminent speakers, parallel sessions and workshops.

Leading speakers include Dr Fotinos S Panagakos, Chris Urwin and the new chief executive of the GDC, Evlynne Gilvarry, and due to the success of the workshops last year, the BSDHT has extended the programme to include three workshops each day.

Day tickets booked before 25 September cost just £90 for BSDHT members and £158 for non-members, with two-day tickets costing £175 for members and £309 for non-members. There are also special discounts for newly qualified and student members.

Organisers hope the 2011 event at Bournemouth International Centre will attract even more dental hygienists, dental therapists and members of the dental team than last year’s, which saw an impressive 1,100 attend.

GDC welcome
The BSDHT is delighted to welcome the new chief executive of the GDC, Evlynne Gilvarry; who will be speaking on the Saturday. This will be an opportunity for all DCPs to hear more about direct access, as well as other things.

Other eminent speakers include:

• Professor Geoff Craig, a forensic odontologist, whose lecture will be on The individuality of human bite mark – how distinctive is your bite? (sponsored by Philips)

• Helen Rodd, a professor in paediatric dentistry, whose talk is titled, To fill or not to fill – that is the question

• Industry experts Ashley Barlow and Jean Suvan have also confirmed their attendance as speakers. Other subjects to be covered are periodontology, biofilm and oral cancer.

Additional CPD
Due to the success of the workshops and parallel sessions last year, and the year before, the BSDHT will be extending them to three each day – offering delegates additional verifiable CPD, over the two days.

The workshop format has been highly successful in past years, so much so that we have added more workshops to this year’s programme.

Feedback has shown us that delegates really like the interactive nature of the workshops.

Mike Clarke is back by popular demand and many other workshops were over subscribed during the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in Glasgow last year, so we are expecting them to be hugely popular again this year.

The workshops will be:
Ethical Dilemmas by Mike Clarke from DPL
Saliva Testing by Tim Ives and Dave Bridges
Tooth Whitening by Amarjit Gill
Instrumentation by Peter Galgut
Introduction to Research by Hayley Lawrence.

Delegates will be enthralled by the extensive trade exhibition, which, as always, will allow them to find out what’s new in the industry, discuss products with the experts that supply them and pick up samples to try out back at the practice.

The ever-popular gala dinner will take place on November 18 2011 and attendees can also join a Friday night party, both at the Royal Bath Hotel in the heart of Bournemouth.

Although this conference primarily targets dental hygienists and dental therapists, all members of the dental team are welcome and will find plenty of interest.

Why you should attend?
This conference and exhibition is the only annual, UK event that is totally dental hygienist and dental therapist focused.

It represents a once a year opportunity for dental hygienists and dental therapists to get together and discuss clinical and practical working issues they encounter daily within their practices; to share ideas; to listen and interact with experts; to hear directly from key people in the industry; and to spend quality time looking at, and reviewing, products and services that would add value back at the practice. If you talk about providing a preventive approach at your practice, then your practice should be represented here.

For more information on the conference, please visit www.bsdht.org.uk.

To subscribe to DH&T, email subscriptions@fmc.co.uk or phone 01923 851 771.

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