Meet Us

Dental Care Professionals

We are a growing team of dental care professionals whose aim is to promote oral healthcare training and support programmes for care managers and all staff involved in personal care to help maximize the oral health and wellbeing of those living in care homes.

Jane Peterson RDH, BSc

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.

 

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

 

GDC Registration No  4846

Member of:

British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy

British Gerodontology Society

 

Sarah Barber RDH, RDT, FHEA, PGCTLHE

 

Sarah is a co-founder of Oral Health Matters Ltd, dedicated to improving training in Daily Mouth Care.

Sarah qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from The University of Sheffield in 2002. Sarah has gained extensive experience working in various Dental Care settings including General Practice - NHS and Private, Community Dental Services and Orthodontic Practice. In 2007 Sarah joined the University of Portsmouth as a Dental Hygiene and Therapy Tutor to develop her passion for education. Sarah continues to work at the Dental Academy as a part time Senior Dental Care Professional Teaching Fellow and is currently studying a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Management following completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

 

GDC Registration number 6031

Member of: 

Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

British Gerodontology Society

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Knowledge Oral Health Care Ltd company registered in England and Wales| Registered number 9490338|Registered office: 7d Dragoon House, Hussar Court, Westside View, Waterlooville Hampshire, PO7 7SF  | E: info@kohc.co.uk |T: 01243 710119   
 
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