BSDHT presents OHC 2023

This year’s OHC will be heading south to the town of Bournemouth on 24-25 November – save the date in your diaries! As we take the OHC to the seaside, what better theme than ‘All in the same boat’ – recognising our role in working across healthcare for the benefit of our patients, and how we as Oral Healthcare Professionals support one another while working together, and alongside other professionals.

The OHC is the must-attend event of the year for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists and our flagship member event. By attending you’ll benefit from two days of clinical education and CPD, with talks from leading speakers and updates from the profession. Alongside the educational programme there are lots of opportunities to network with colleagues, experts, and industry.

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.



With a combination of exiting keynotes speakers, multi-stream parallel sessions and hands-on workshops, the OHC programme is designed so you can plan your attendance to suit your individual learning needs.  You can view and download the programme here.

Fees and how to book

Registration is now open.  You can book here


The conference will be held at Bournemouth International Centre (The BIC) set in the town centre, close to the railway station, and with panoramic views of the coastline.  More information about BIC can be found here:


Bournemouth has a range of hotel accommodation close to the venue to suit all budgets, and preferential rates have been arranged for OHC delegate.
Click here to browse and book hotels. Early booking is advised.

Social programme

We have exciting plans for the Friday Night Drinks Reception this year – look out for updates!

Call for posters

The OHC provides an important platform for members to present research and work they are conducting in the field.

Exhibit at or sponsor OHC

Opportunities are available for companies to sponsor or exhibit and demonstrate their brand as a supporter of the profession, as well as benefit from the unique opportunity to engage with senior level professionals working within dental hygiene and dental therapy. To find out more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Charlotte Wood at Profile Productions:

+44 (0)20 3725 5840.

Previous OHCs

November 2022 saw more than 300 of you join us in Manchester for OHC 2022 and it was better than ever. 90% of delegates told us they will be joining us in Bournemouth and we hope to see even more of you who may not have been to an OHC before or who are returning for the first time in a few years. If you weren’t with us in Manchester, take a look at the highlights here.