pg-01-ohHave you received your copy of the January/February issue of Oral Health yet?

Traditionally a time for resolutions and new starts, the beginning of any new year is normally all about looking back to look forwards.

And although we are delighted to be celebrating our first birthday,Oral Health has never really been one for following the crowd, so instead of making resolutions, the January/February issue is devoted to being different – being bold, being proactive and being unique.

As seen at the recent BSDHT conference (which you can read all about in the magazine), dental hygienists and therapists needn’t be typecast – the profession is blossoming like never before, spreading everywhere from equine dentistry to product development and research. If you’re looking to begin a fulfilling career, it’s all there for the taking.

We all know that every member of the dental team has a fundamental part to play in the overall success of the practice, but we also know that dental hygienists and therapists are perfectly placed to go beyond the practice and head out into the community to deliver health and wellbeing messages to the public.

It’s easy to write this, of course – and I know that trying something new and forging your own path can be daunting, but the key is not being afraid to ask for help if you need it.

Get in touch with us (tweet @OralHealthMag, or email [email protected]); we are here to help you take every opportunity to improve health and wellbeing, and promote good oral health. And if you’re really in doubt, make like oral health advocate Sara Hurley (also known as the CDO for NHS England) and adopt the NHS’s policy as your mantra: make every contact count! It may sound trite, but trust me: positivity breeds positivity.

Why not make 2017 the year that your ideas come to fruition and set some new trends of your own?

This year you can expect us to put our money where our mouths are when it comes to trying something new, too. We have some exciting plans to unveil over the coming issues as we continue setting our own positive trends – and promoting good oral hygiene all the while.

We hope you come along for the ride!

If you’ve not yet received the latest issue, and would like to get your hands on it, call 01923 851771 or visit the website.