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Jane Peterson

Jane Peterson

Director of Training & Services

Jane qualified as a Dental Hygienist from the Eastman Dental Hospital in 1995, she has worked in general and specialist dental practices in London and the south coast. Jane carried out a survey to establish what knowledge and perceptions care staff have of the mouth.  After interviewing caregivers it became apparent that support from the dental profession was much needed in care homes and so she set up an oral care service to help and assist with oral health matters.
Jane founded Knowledge Oral Health Care in 2015.  Her experience from working as a dental care professional in care homes has enabled Jane to reflect on the oral health status and and develop preventive strategies for care staff and the elderly in care homes. She is understands the daily challenges some residents pose with daily oral care.   
Jane now dedicates a majority of her time in training care staff and  Healthcare Professionals about best practice in oral healthcare nationally with a team of dental care professionals that are equally as passionate.
GDC Registration No  4846
Member of:
British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy
British Gerodontology Society

Emma Clayton

Emma Clayton

Social Media Manager

Emma qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist from University of Sheffield in 2013. A lot of Emma’s focus is on Prevention and Education since completing outreach placements.  She has visited many schools and now provides professional training to care staff on oral health care.  

Emma works in NHS & Private practice and is involved in the media aspect of the company, she has a strong following on most media platforms posting oral health awareness tips and advice to the care sector.

In her spare time she enjoys Ballroom and Latin dancing, walking, swimming and cycling.

Registered member of the General Dental Council

Member of :

British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy

Gerodontology Society

Debbie Donohue

Debbie Donohue

Oral Health Educator

Debbie qualified from RADC Aldershot Army in 1984 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Throughout her career as a dental hygienist Debbie has worked in NHS & private practices.

Since 2016 Debbie has been providing an Oral Care Service in care homes, supporting care staff with oral care practices.  Debbie has a particular interest in Gerodontology and oral care for people with Learning Disabilities.  Debbie is extremely knowledgeable and skilled at her job.

Debbie enjoys spending her spare time going for walks with her puppy, Digby!

GDC Registration No: 2808

BSDHT member

British Gerodontology Society Member 

Jackie Whiteley

Jackie Whiteley

Oral Health Educator

Jackie graduated from Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1998 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.  She has worked in many areas of dentistry, her interest is in dry mouth and people with special needs.

She divides her profession time between working in clinic as a dental hygienist,  providing seminar sessions to healthcare professionals in promoting dry mouth and delivering oral health education to carers in care homes. 


Registered with the General Dental Council  No 5329

BSDHT member

British Gerodontology Society member

Jo Purcell

Jo Purcell


Jo has worked in private dental practices as a dental nurse, she has been working in the dental industry since 1998.  

Jo deals with administrative and communication roles.

Jo's interests in her spare time involve pottery, family history enthusiast and enjoys playing the guitar.

Oral Health Awards 2021


Oral Health Awards

In November 2021 Knowledge Oral Healthcare was awarded Philips Shine On Award WINNER for recognition in promoting Oral Health Awareness 

In November 2021 Knowledge Oral Healthcare was awarded Care Sector Supplier Awards in recognition for training to the care sector in Oral Healthcare.

In November 2020 Knowledge Oral Healthcare  was awarded Philips Shine On Award WINNER for recognition in promoting Oral Health Awareness 

November 2019 Knowledge Oral Healthcare was awarded Philips Shine On Award, Highly Commended (Oral Health Awards FMC)

November 2018 Jane was awarded, Best Dental Hygienist, Highly Commended (Oral Health Awards FMC) 

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Oral Health Educators delivering Face to Face Training 

Greater Manchester    -   Natalie Golden RDH
Essex  -  Anne Symons RDH
Northamptonshire   Annie Briggs RDH
South East    -   Debbie Donohue RDH
Bournemouth    Jennie Tams RDH
Swindon  -  Hilary Kembery RDH
Plymouth -  Debra Carnell RDH
Milton Keynes - Susanne Ellis RDH
Chippenham  - Kim Baxter RDH
North London - Stephanie Bach RDH
Bedfordshire - Charlotte Alkemade RDH, RDT
West Midlands - Laura Ceasar RDH, RDT
West Midlands & South Staffordshire - Clare Terry RDH
Yasmin Peachey - Suffolk
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire  - Sue Walkett RDH
London - Barbara Billington RDN
Devon, Dorset - Katie Govier RDH
Buckinghamshire - Barbara Fulham RDH
Chesterfield - Sarah Thorne RDH, RDT
Surrey - Jackie Whiteley RDH
Yorkshire - Emma Clayton RDH, RDT
East Sussex - Linzi Anderson RDH
South Wales - Jayne Karlsson RDH
Kent - Mannah Ajayi RDH, RDT
Leicestershire  - Dawn Dickinson RDH
Liverpool - Kaite Willis RDH
Lancashire - Claire Maasz  RDH
Scunthorpe - Sofiah Kataria RDH
Suffolk - Andrea Hammond RDH, RDT
Somerset - Suzy Threadgold RDH
Somerset - Sally Cantwell RDH
Birkenhead - Jilly Wilding RDH
Cumbria - Stephanie Gillies RDH
Kent - Katherine Beard RDH

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