The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is giving its members the opportunity to get a fresh perspective on the wider impact of their profession during its Oral Health Conference in Belfast over 18 and 19 November.
The theme of this year’s BSDHT conference is ‘perspectives’; with a programme centred around looking beyond teeth and gum wellbeing to how oral health issues affect a patient’s overall health.
During the conference, which will bring together one of the largest collections of DCP’s in the UK, the BSDHT wants to hear what this means to its members so everyone can debate different views of oral health, all with the aim of sending people away with fresh perspectives.
Speaking on the conference, Michaela ONeill, president of the BSDHT, said: ‘It is not very often that our profession gets that chance to come together, share ideas and celebrate together, that is why I am eagerly awaiting this year’s Oral Health Conference in Belfast.
‘With our focus on widening perspectives and looking beyond the mouth we are hoping to drive our profession even further in the future and we are excited to hear what you want to say on the matter.
‘There will really be something for everyone, as our amazing scientific programme is being delivered by some of the most eminent speakers in their field. As part of our packed schedule, Ian Dunn will be taking about what is ahead in the world of peri-implantitis; Juliette Reeves will be getting us up-to-date on new concepts in oral-systemic disease association; we are also very excited to announce that Sally Simpson will be offering a hands-on implant maintenance workshop, the numbers are limited for this so get in early.
‘This is the perfect chance for our members to come together and share ideas; to improve the way we approach our career and also meet new people or catch up with old colleagues. We even have a group meeting at the conference to celebrate their 25 years since they qualified.
‘This is also an opportunity to experience one of the most vibrant cities in the world. I may be slightly biased, but Belfast is an incredibly exciting, up-and-coming city, by holding the conference here you will have an opportunity to experience all the best this city holds.
‘I want our members to go home thinking that they have new perspectives and connections which will help take them even further in their careers. I am asking our members to come to the conference with an open mind, be willing to learn and share ideas and don’t be afraid to shake up the dental world.’
To register to be part of the BSHDT Oral Health Conference and Exhibition 2016 in Belfast, visit www.bsdht.org.uk/oral-health-conference-and-exhibition/registration-details for full details.