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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

Mental Health Wellness has to be a key priority

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Mental health wellness is the cornerstone of the healthy and motivated team, a motivated team provides better all round care for patients and helps the practice strive to new levels of success. I wonder how [...]

The Challenge is on: 70,000 more toddlers to have dental checkups

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70,000 more toddlers to get their first dental check-up as NHS England targets childhood dental health The office of the CDO announces.....  28 May 2018 Children and young people Oral health NHS England is calling [...]

GDPR – Are you drowning in all the information?

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The Society will be contacting all of the members and those on our contact lists to give you the opportunity to be part of our contact lists for all future activity. It is important to [...]

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

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