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A very warm welcome from the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and thank you for visiting our new look website.  We hope you like it - please stay for a while and have a good look around - there's lots of information here, especially if you are one of our 3,600 plus members.  And if you are a dental hygienist or dental hygienist-therapist but not yet one of our members, why not take this opportunity to join the professional body that represents your interests. 



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EuroPerio8 - 3 - 6 June 2015, London ExCeL

The EuroPerio Congress has established itself as the world’s leading conference in periodontology and implant dentistry, and has become the essential triennial fixture on the meetings calendar. 

The notable success of previous EuroPerio Congresses is striking, from their relatively modest beginnings in 1994, to the great clinical and scientific success of EuroPerio7 in Vienna 2012, which attracted more than 7800 registered participants.  A really impressive programme has been designed with a whole array of top international speakers. 

Up to six sessions will run in parallel throughout the meeting with programmes aimed at specialists in periodontology and implantology, general dentists, dental hygienists and dental care professionals, and academics.  A major feature of the programme will be clinical masterclass presentations and specialist fora.  Early bird registration extended until 27th February 2015.  Day rates from £116 - registration open

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The British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy welcomes members who are dental hygienists, dental hygienist-therapists and students.

BSDHT is a major organisation within dentistry that exists to represent your interests. For example, representatives of the BSDHT maintain an ongoing dialogue with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Departments of Health and all the main groups representing dental care professionals. BSDHT attends meetings of the dental All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), bringing dental hygiene and therapy to the attention of government ministers and MPs.  Join us!



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There are several ways to qualify as a dental hygienist/therapist:

  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy - two year full time course
  • BSc in Oral Health Science - three year full time course
  • BSc (Hons) (Edinburgh)

The entry requirements for these courses vary and you are advised to contact the school of your choice for a prospectus.

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dental health magazine coverDental Health is BSDHT's scientific journal. Published six times each year, it is a well regarded and well read publication amongst dental hygienists/ hygienist-therapists particularly. It is provided to members of the Society as part of the membership benefits package. Dental Health is also available on a subscription basis.

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