BSDHT OHC 2018 Presents Another Dynamic Programme – Barry Oulton

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  Posted by: Dental Design      6th October 2018

The Oral Health Conference and Exhibition (OHC) 2018 is the perfect event for all dental hygienists and dental therapists with a passion for learning. Delivered by the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) and entitled “The future is yours”, the programme includes a combination of exciting lectures, practical workshops and live demonstrations. It will offer two days of inspiring education, with an eclectic array of speakers discussing a diverse selection of relevant topics.

Among the outstanding line-up will be Barry Oulton. Barry has been a qualified dentist for 25 years and has owned his award-winning practice in Haslemere for the past 20 years. He is a master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), a certificated master hypnotherapist, lecturer and a certified coach.

He will be presenting “Wow your patients with a completely comfortable injection technique – what to do and how to do it”, on Friday 23 November at 12pm.

“Every single day I am able to administer an injection and my patient doesn’t even realise that it has been done,” he says. “Using a combination of my experience in dentistry, NLP and hypnotherapy, I have developed a technique that enables a totally pain-free injection – and it’s supported by science. I would like everyone to be exposed to it so they can use it themselves and make it their own. The technique is very simple; all dental hygienists and dental therapists can do it. With the right materials and the right technique, every injection can be completely comfortable and there is no reason why any patient should ever feel a dental injection again!

“During my session I will cover why the technique works, including the Gate Control Theory of Pain by Melzack and Wall, and what the practical steps are. I will show videos of the procedure being performed, with an annotated video that delegates will have access to after the conference. I also hope to cover a model of communication, exploring how we generate our thoughts and some language techniques. I hope delegates will learn something that will fundamentally change their practising lives and the experiences of their patients.”

Ensuring a truly dynamic lecture programme, Tim Ives will later take to the podium to present “LipZip – Incorporating Buteyko breathing and oral myology into practice and beyond” on Friday. Tim currently splits his time between practising as a dental hygienist, speaking, writing, teaching and consulting. He is an active member of the BSDHT and the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), as well as the only non US-based dental hygienist invited to the American Academy of Dental Hygiene.

“During my lecture I will examine the importance of correct breathing,” Tim comments. “I will cover how to breathe correctly, how to identify mouth breathers and how to help them become nose breathers.

“This is important for dental hygienists and dental therapists right now because we should be providing holistic care and there is a direct effect on the oral cavity for patients who are breathing incorrectly. For example, it increases risk of disease and it can also have an impact on growth of the jaws in children.

“This is why I feel that communicating the message to health care professionals, and to the general public, is very important. The message should be: keep your mouth closed. There is significantly less risk for various diseases this way.”

About the OHC 2018, Tim adds: “I have been a member of the BSDHT since 1990 and am delighted to still be supporting its annual event. OHC 2018 provides the ideal opportunity to network, learn and have some fun so I would definitely encourage all dental hygienists and dental therapists to attend!”

In addition to the lecture programme, OHC 2018 will host an inclusive trade exhibition, where delegates can discover the latest innovations in oral health. An array of manufacturers and service providers will be on hand to provide all the information and advice delegates require. The Friday evening dinner and dance will provide further opportunities to network with peers, alongside a delicious dinner and entertainment. The prestigious Dr Leatherman Award will also be presented to this year’s deserving winner in celebration of their outstanding commitment to the profession of dental hygiene.

To make sure you don’t miss out, book your place today – early bird discounts are available until 10 September for a saving of more than 25%!


OHC “The future is yours” – 23-24 November 2018

Telford International Centre


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