Oral Health Conference & Exhibition 2017 ‘More to the Mouth’ (OHC 2017)

The Oral Health Conference & Exhibition (OHC) is the BSDHT’s flagship member conference and the must-attend annual event for dental hygienists and dental therapists. Relevant to all - from students through to those in clinical practice - it will offer clinical education, 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.

OHC 2017 – ‘More to the mouth’ – will be bigger and better than ever and we look forward to seeing many of you there.

10 great reasons to attend:

  1. Attend up to 10 hours of education sessions, designed to be applicable to your day-to-day work.
  2. Gain up to 10 hours of certifiable CPD.
  3. Hear from leading speakers from clinical practice, academia and industry.
  4. Learn from you peers’ research in the poster sessions.
  5. Submit your own research and be considered for 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 reception.

Who should attend? 

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


The programme will be packed with sessions designed to be applicable to your day-to-day job, providing up to 10 hours of education and 10 hours of verifiable CPD.  Download the current programme here

Evening reception 

Once again, a reception will take place at the end of Friday 3rd November in the exhibition hall. Book your ticket to join us for drinks, light food, and entertainment, and to relax with your colleagues halfway through the conference.

Call for posters


Please note that the poster submission deadline has now passed and posters are currently being reviewed - Further details will be available shortly!


Registration Fees 

How to book

Click here to book your place online. Early-bird discounts are available until 4th September 2017. Don’t forget to book your ticket for the evening reception on Friday 3rd November at the same time.  PLEASE NOTE:  You will need to 'create a new account' on conference booking site, as by clicking the booking link above you will be redirected to a separate website which will not recognise your BSDHT member login details.  

Where to stay

A range of accommodation is available in Harrogate and preferential rates have been arranged for delegates at a number of hotels. Click Here for a list of hotels and booking instructions.


Traveling to Harrogate and 25% off trains for delegates

For full information on travelling to the HCC, please visit their website. Delegates travelling to Harrogate for the conference can also benefit from a special 25% discount on train tickets with Virgin Trains – find out more here.


Exhibit at or sponsor OHC 2017

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 600 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 or via telephone on: T: 020 3725 5840

The BSDHT thanks its sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the conference.  Click here to find out more about the companies you will see at OHC2017.