­

Welcome to The Society of British Dental Nurses

A not-for-profit organisation

Mission statement

Our vision is to inspire and engage dental nurses at each and every stage of their career. We will consider the here and now, and the future landscape of dentistry. Our guiding philosophy is that we will support the development of a sustainable and effective workforce, which as a result will advance our profession through education and professional activity.

5 core values are central to our work

  1. Influencing policy and informing change
  2. Enhancing the capacity and ability of our membership
  3. Placing education, learning, experience, growth and development at the heart of the Society
  4. Recognising national and local priorities and our role within these areas
  5. Dedicated to the education and support of dental nursing students

Member benefits

  • Access to our Member Forum, with advice and support on numerous topics relating to dental nurses
  • Advice and support when choosing the next step in your career pathway as a dental nurse
  • Explanation on the topic of CPD for Dental Professionals, along with continual guidance relevant CPD for dental nurses
  • Support and guidance on what makes student nurses fit to practice, and the types of behaviour that accompany this
  • GDC Advice on raising concerns when encountering a situation that may be putting others at risk
  • Creating personal development plans, and how these will be viewed under the changing CPD regulation
  • Guidance on English language controls within the dental industry
  • Understanding professionalism
  • GDC Guidance on direct access, and how the affects dental nurses
  • Exclusive area for student dental nurses
  • Access to our event calendar, listing the crucial events for dental nurses throughout the year
  • Optional indemnity cover to members and non-members

Latest News

Dental Learning Hub – The Next Free Ecpd event takes a different path…

By |

Dealing with stress at work - Keeping your Chimp in check. This session looks at how to help you deal with and respond to stressful situations better. Contact us at: admin@bdns.org.uk

Dental Nurse Stories just got better….

By |

You may well find yourself a guest on the Boat Bash as a participant of the '100 Dental Nurses,100 Stories' - Live music, canapes ... get writing folks and for a great cause.

Sugar Smart September – join SBDN in Supporting This

By |

The Society work closely with the National Oral Health Promotion Group and endeavor to bring population level oral health messages to the dental team and more specifically dental nurses who have an interest in Oral [...]

Upcoming Events

British Orthodontic Conference 2018

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Infection Prevention Society 2018

September 30 @ 8:30 am - October 2 @ 5:00 pm

Useful Links