New BSDHT Initiative - We need your help!

In her inaugural address our new President, Michaela Oneill, spoke about a BSDHT initiative to look at the oral care of the elderly and dependent persons in residential care homes. Since the introduction of Direct Access many Dental Hygienists, and those dually qualified in Hygiene and Therapy, are considering working in this field by treating patients directly or by educating care staff in oral hygiene care.

We would like to hear from anyone currently working in this field, or planning to in the future, with their experiences of successes or any difficulties encountered.

We will maintain confidentiality where requested.

Please reply to: marked BSDHT initiative ­ Oral Health in Care

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The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is a nationally recognised body that represents over 4,000 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists across the UK and beyond.

BSDHT maintain an on-going dialogue with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Departments of Health and all of the main groups representing dental care professionals, and attends meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dentistry, bringing dental hygiene and therapy to the attention of government ministers and MP’s.

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