Meet Us

We are a growing team of Dental Care Professionals

Our 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

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

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

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

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 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

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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