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Dental Nurse Salary is Trending

By |March 14th, 2017|SBDN|

Dental Nurses salary has long been a hot potato and whilst some have undertaken surveys very little has come of it. But what do we really think? Today on social media it has been highlighted that Asda staff are to receive a welcome pay rise ... need we say more, of course that is not [...]

GDC Seek New Council Members

By |March 8th, 2017|SBDN|

The GDC is embarking on a far-reaching programme of work to reform dental professional regulation, which includes the launch of Shifting the balance a better, fairer system of dental regulation: to ensure patients’ interests are firmly at the heart of what we do and regulation is fairer and more proportionate.  As with our current membership, [...]

Dental Nurse Tutors

By |March 7th, 2017|SBDN|

As dental nurse tutors we all have a responsibility to remain up to date and current, but not just in terms of clinical dental nursing, but in terms of education and teaching. The GDC remind us that CPD should be undertaken  in a manner that is relevant to our field and provides some direction of [...]

Making Good Decisions: Course Approval

By |March 5th, 2017|SBDN|

The Society are keen to support dental nurses make good decisions before giving up quality time and hard earned cash. What do you look for when making choices about courses and CPD?  It is not appropriate to look for cheap, quick and easy CPD neither is it appropriate to  'end load' the word continual means [...]

Dental Nurse Qualification – The funded route: All change

By |March 5th, 2017|SBDN|

For some time now the funded route leading to a dental nurse qualification in England has been coming to fruition. Lots of employers are unsure what this means for them and existing training providers are looking to see how this will affect them going forward. The new qualification will be known as the Trailblazer and [...]