BOH Oral Health Symposium
On October 14, the Bachelor of Oral Health at Melbourne Dental School held its first Oral Hygiene Education Day for the whole course.
Students worked in a peer teaching and learning process to develop oral hygiene home care solutions for a variety of patient scenarios. Clinical supervisors and BOH staff were assigned to each group of students to guide the students through their scenario and homecare development.
Colgate, Oral B, Erskine Dental, Haleon and GC were all invited to be part of a trade display on the day and the students had to take their scenarios to each company and find out what products they could offer to help in their specific scenario. Each company also delivered educational presentations throughout the day.
This was a wonderful opportunity for students to have a conference like experience. Next year we hope to include some more student presentations and to invite even more people from the dental community to be part of the new annual event.