A True Milestone – BSDHT Opens New Offices


  Posted by: manpreet.boora      2nd October 2017

“The launch of our new office is a momentous occasion for the BSHDT. I’d like to say a big thank you to all attendees who represent the trade, both for your support and for your recognition of our profession.” Helen Minnery, President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), was delighted to welcome a crowd of supporters to the organisation’s brand new offices in Rugby this September.

Sarah Murray OBE, elected Council Member of the BSDHT, was invited to officially open the new office. Before cutting the ribbon, she shared a few words about what the BSDHT means to her:

“I really value the BSDHT – it is like an extended family for me as I have been a stanch supporter since I was a student. I have made lots of friends along the way and I think the organisation does a fantastic job of moving our profession onwards. Without it, I believe we would be 20 years behind where we are now.

“The new office is a real landmark for the BSDHT. Who would have thought in 1949 that we’d have our very own place for meetings!”

Rosemarie Khan OBE, Past President of the BSDHT (1984-1986), was another long-standing supporter of the BSDHT celebrating this historic occasion. She was keen to encourage the next generation of dental hygienists and dental therapists to get involved and help the organisation progress in the future:

“The organisation has grown so much over the years, with all the members, presidents, treasurers and secretaries deserving recognition for their dedication – to echo others’ thoughts, the new office really is a milestone.

“Going forward, I hope that the younger generations of dental hygienists and dental therapists get involved with the BSDHT. Everything the organisation does is for the benefit of the entire profession and only with member’s support can it continue to go from strength to strength.

“Membership today is not just about CPD – it also provides a sense of community and camaraderie. Dental hygienists and dental therapists often work on their own and being able to interact with colleagues at meetings is a huge advantage. Together, we also need to work closely with our dentist colleagues to ensure that patients are referred appropriately and receive the best possible care. Modern dentistry is all about communication and by communicating with each other and other members of the dental team, both we as individuals and the BSDHT can continue moving forwards.”

Other benefits available to members include news and regulatory updates, access to the latest research papers, guidance on clinical topics and fresh ideas from the various regional group scientific meetings held across the UK.

To find out more about what the BSDHT does, the projects it is currently pushing on your behalf and the benefits it offers all its members, contact the friendly team today!

For more information about the BSDHT, please visit www.bsdht.uk,

call 01788 575050 or email enquiries@bsdht.org.uk

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