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Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice

By |November 29th, 2017|SBDN|

Alcohol Consumption and Advice: Is it a taboo subject?   Fiona Ellwood Chair of the National Oral Health Promotion Group and Patron of the Society of British Dental Nurses takes a closer look at how population level intervention can be played out in general dental practice. What are we doing about alcohol consumption to support [...]

Implant Dentistry – FGDP (UK) New Standards for 2018

By |November 24th, 2017|SBDN|

FGDP(UK) to publish implant dentistry standards The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has announced that it will be publishing new national standards on implant dentistry next year. The work is being led by Professor Cemal Ucer, a former President of the Association of Dental Implantology, together with co-authors Dr Simon Wright and Dr [...]

National Dental Nurses Day – The winners are …..

By |November 23rd, 2017|SBDN|

This year the Society celebrated National Dental Nurses Day by asking for nominations for those who have gone above and beyond, that extra mile. There were lots of entries and judging was far from easy - we wish everyone could be a winner and it has flagged up categories that need to be included next [...]

Prof Jimmy Steele – A sad loss to the profession

By |November 17th, 2017|SBDN|

Prof Jimmy Steele was a man of much insight and vision who worked tirelessly to see a more effective and efficient service that was patient focused.  He will be sadly missed by so many; today we launched the new program at the University and he has always featured highly on why we need to take [...]

Crisis at Christmas – Providing dental care for the homeless in London

By |November 15th, 2017|SBDN|

Every year the dental team provide dental care to the homeless over the Christmas Period as part of the wider Crisis for Christmas program. The dental teams are made up of general dental council registrants from across the team.  There is always a need for many dental nurses, as well as other team members, so [...]

Dental Nurses Graduate at Chester Cathedral – A moment in time

By |November 3rd, 2017|SBDN|

The innovative course at University of Chester stood out of from the rest, inclusive of additional skills and skills that enhance and embrace the making every contact count strategy and others. These students have worked tirelessly to be the best they can be and overcome hurdles, been resilient and most of all enjoyed their work. [...]

National Dental Nurses Day -22nd November

By |November 3rd, 2017|SBDN|

The Society celebrate the momentous day of 22nd November to recall the first Dental Nurse and Assistants Examination  of 1943. Who could have contemplated that here we are in 2017 with professional registration, additional duties and a wide range of post registration qualifications and recognised as the largest dental professional group - dentists being the [...]