Oral Health Conference & Exhibition - The Generation Gain (OHC 2019)

OHC 2019 "The Generation Gain - Challenges & Opportunities"

22-23 November 2019, ICC Wales

The Oral Health Conference & Exhibition (OHC is the BSDHT’s flagship member conference and the largest annual event in the UK 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 treating patients across the generations, recognising the challenges and opportunities that present when treating patients at different stages of their life and what we can learn that will help improve our patients’ outcomes and develop us as clinicians and professionals. As ever, the programme will be packed with clinical and professional sessions that cover a wealth of topics. OHC2019 is built from delegate feedback from the 2018 event and will be bigger, better, and more relevant than ever – we look forward to seeing you there.

10 great reasons to attend:             

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

2. Gain up to 11 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 work for the poster competition.

6. Help inform the BSDHT’s work.

7. Share and learn from best practice.

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

9. Network with colleagues and key players from the field in relaxed settings.

10. Celebrate the profession at the dinner and dance.

Watch the videos below and hear from some of our members about last year’s OHC and why they attend.

Who should attend?

The conference has something for all the dental team including Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy students. The BSDHT encourages skill mix and recognises the benefit of this team approach.


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.

Call for abstracts for Poster Presentation:

Once again, we invite abstracts to be considered for the annual poster competition. 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 13 September 2019 – click here to find out more.

How to book:

Click here to book your place online. Once again, 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 9 September 2019 – book by 9 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 2017, 2018 or 2019 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 9 September Early-bird 10 September – 21 November Standard 22-23 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 (2017-2019) £49 £59 £79
Newly qualified full attendance (2017-2019) £95 £105 £125


The conference will be held at the ICC Wales - a brand new and exciting venue that has taken inspiration from the world’s best convention centres, resulting in a stunning venue specifically designed for world class conferences. With state-of the art facilities, easy access from Newport railway station and a stone’s throw from the M4, it will be the newest and most modern conference centre in the UK at the time of OHC 2019 and BSDHT members will be some of the first to step through its doors. Link to ICC Video

Travelling to the ICC Wales                                                                                                                                                                                 

The ICC Wales have a special arrangement with GWR allowing conference delegates to book travel to Newport for the conference at discounted rates for certain journeys – up to 80% savings are available. Click here to find out more and book your discounted ticket. 

Where to stay: 

There are several hotels located close to the venue. Preferential rates starting from £55 a night are offered to OHC delegates. To book at the preferential rates, please click here.

Exhibit at or Sponsor OHC 2019:

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:

“I have never been to an OHC before but I was very pleased and impressed with the whole organisation of the day. The CPD lectures and talks were very useful and the range of speakers was impressive. The exhibition stands were of excellent topics with a good range of products to enable variety and choice. I fully enjoyed the day and wish I had attended for both days. I will definitely be attending the next one.” 2018 delegate

Previous delegates tell us what they gained from OHC 2018!