Oral Health Conference & Exhibition 2018 ‘The future is yours’ (OHC 2018)

Oral Health Conference & Exhibition 2018 ‘The future is yours’ (OHC 2018)

23-24 November 2018

Telford International Centre



The Oral Health Conference & Exhibition (OHC) is the BSDHT’s flagship member conference and the largest annual event for dental hygienists and dental therapists. Relevant to all - from students through to those in clinical practice - it will offer clinical education, Enhanced CPD hours, and provide a forum for members and others to hear from leading speakers and receive updates from the profession, as well as the chance to network with colleagues, experts, and industry.

This year’s theme will be focused on professional enhancement, empowerment and aspiration – recognising that our members are clinical healthcare professionals with a wealth of untapped potential to grow as businesses and professionals. The programme will be packed with both clinical sessions, as well as sessions and workshops designed to help you future-proof your career.

OHC 2018 – ‘The future is yours’ has been built from delegate feedback from the 2017 event and will be bigger, better, and more relevant than ever

10 great reasons to attend:

1.  Attend education sessions, designed to be applicable to your day-to-day work.

2.  Gain up to 12 hours of Enhanced CPD.

3.  Hear from leading speakers from clinical practice, academia and industry.

4.  Learn from your peers’ research in the poster sessions.

5.  Submit your own research and be considered for poster presentation at the conference.

6.  Help inform the BSDHT’s work.

7.  Share and learn from best practice.

8.  Learn about latest products and services in the exhibition.

9.  Network with colleagues and key players from the field in relaxed settings and meet old friends and new.

10. Celebrate the profession at the evening event.

Click here to listen to some of our members explain why they attend OHC.

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at all dental hygienists and dental therapists at all stages in their career, including students.


The programme is available now. With a combination of exiting keynotes speakers and multi-stream parallel sessions, the programme is designed so you can plan your attendance to suit your individual learning needs. Click here to download it.

Join your friends and colleagues at the dinner and dance

Book your tickets to join us for food, drinks, and dancing, and to relax with your colleagues halfway through the conference. Your ticket includes arrival reception drinks, a 3-course meal, and entertainment

Call for abstracts for poster presentation 

Once again, we invite abstracts to be considered for poster presentation at the conference. Many of us have undertaken or been involved in research activity that would be of great interest to others in our profession and so we’d be pleased to receive abstracts of your work to be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Successful submissions will be displayed as posters at the conference and prizes awarded for best posters. Abstracts should be submitted by 14 September 2018click here to find out more.

How to book

Click here to book your place online. For the first time, we’re pleased to offer payment in instalments to make the cost of the conference ticket easier to manage.

Early-bird discounts are available until 10 September 2018 – book by 10 September for savings of more than 25%.

We’re also pleased to offer a new discounted rate for newly-qualified members. BSDHT members who qualified in 2016, 2017 or 2018 are eligible to register at less than 40% of the standard member rate – prices start from £49. Discounts are also available for students.

Registration fees (prices include VAT):

  Up to 10 September Early-bird 11 September – 22 November Standard 23-24 November Onsite

BSDHT member one day attendance

£128 £174 £194

BSDHT member full attendance

£245 £335 £355

Non-member one day attendance


£196 £254 £274

Non-member full attendance

£370 £481 £501

BSDHT student member one day attendance

£49 £59 £79

BSDHT student member full attendance

£95 £105 £125

Newly qualified one day attendance (2016-2018)

£49 £59 £79

Newly qualified full attendance (2016-2018)

£95 £105 £125

Conference Dinner (23rd November 2018

£55 £55 £55


The conference will be held at the International Centre, Telford. The venue is centrally located in the heart of the Midlands in stunning Shropshire and offers a modern interior, state-of-the art facilities and onsite hotels, making it an ideal home for large events. The centre is located adjacent to the pedestrianised Convention Quarter comprising of hotels, bars, leisure, restaurants and retail, alongside an urban lake which connects to Telford Shopping Centre and one of the largest town parks in the UK.

The venue offers onsite parking and is easily accessible from major road routes and Telford Central railway station.

Telford Video

Where to stay

There are several hotels conveniently located on the venue’s site or close by. Preferential rates starting from £85 a night are offered to OHC delegates. To book call +44 (0)1952 527000, dial 1 for reservations and reference BSDHT. Alternatively, email reservations@southwatereventgroup.com and reference BSDHT.

Exhibit at or sponsor OHC 2018

Opportunities are available for companies to sponsor or exhibit at the event and demonstrate their brand as a supporter of the profession, as well as benefit from the unique opportunity to engage with up to 500 senior level professionals working within dental hygiene and dental therapy. To find out more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Profile Productions: bsdht@profileproductions.co.uk

T: 020 3725 5840

What others say

“Just a fantastic event. Amazing passionate speakers. Informative, excellent trade stands cannot fault anything. Thoroughly enjoyed the event and learn something new every time.”

2017 delegate

Click here to listen to some of our members explain why they attend OHC.