Oral Health Conference & Exhibition 2020

"See and Be Seen" (OHC 2020)

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.

The 2020 programme will be packed with clinical and professional sessions that cover a wealth of topics and is built from delegate feedback from the 2019 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 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.

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 will be available in May – check this page for updates.

Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentation:

Once again, we will invite abstracts to be considered for the annual poster competition. The call for abstracts will be launched shortly – check this page for updates.

How to Book:

Registration will open on 11 May with a spring sale that will run until 18 May and you’ll be able to register with up to a further £20 off the already discounted earlybird fees.


The conference will be held at the SEC, Glasgow - a unique, world-class conference venue set on the riverside and just minutes from the centre of Glasgow. The venue is easily accessible by rail, air and road. Find out more on reaching the venue here.

Where to stay:

There are several hotels conveniently located close to the venue. Preferential rates have been negotiated for OHC delegates. Search or book rooms here.

Exhibit at or Sponsor OHC 2020

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 (quotes from OHC2019  delegates):

"A super experience overall; the perfect blend of education, trade, socialising and friendship.”

"I thoroughly enjoyed this day and it exceeded all expectations. The speakers were especially well picked and made the day very interesting! I learned so much during this day and was kept interactive all day."

"Going to the OHC is an excellent way of keeping on top of your knowledge and getting CPD and also getting together with old friends and colleagues and meeting new friends."