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Alcohol Brief Intervention Information

By |November 17th, 2018|Blog, SBDN|

The Patron of the Society recently provided an article for Smile Magazine on Alcohol Identification and Brief Intervention  and advised of a link to the free e-learning. The article is added below for your interest. Alcohol Consumption and Advice: Is it a taboo subject?   "An assortment of glasses of wine and beer including [...]

GDC Launches New Information – Complaint handling

By |November 15th, 2018|SBDN|

Complaint handling best practice The Society have been delighted to participate in this work and encourage all dental nurses to take the time to read the new material - you never know when you may find yourself involved in a complaint either directly or indirectly. The text below is that from the GDC website ... [...]

Last Day: Big Shout Out ….. Outstanding Dental Nurses

By |November 15th, 2018|SBDN|

Today is the last day to nominate that outstanding member of your dental nursing team - there are so many unsung heroes out there that deserve recognition, they work tirelessly with a huge and demanding workload and are there to ensure a safe and efficient and effective  working environment with the interests of the patient [...]

Antibiotic Awareness Week 12th – 18th Nov: Keep antibiotics working ….

By |November 15th, 2018|SBDN|

"it's time to take antibiotic resistance seriously" - time to improve antibiotic prescribing and use. This is very much the message to and of the profession which informed and has continued to be portrayed from the Public Health England UK 5 year strategy and from its' relaunch in October 2018. It is important to raise [...]

Sugar Summit : BDA Bring together great influencers to inform the sugar debate

By |November 15th, 2018|SBDN|

A moment in time as the BDA bring together great influencers to further inform the sugar debate - linked to numerous medical conditions and illnesses and a causative factor in dental caries the debate is well over due. More importantly it brought together  a multi-professional  opportunity to look at the much broader position we await [...]

Antimicrobial stewardship – e-learning resource is launched ……

By |November 1st, 2018|SBDN|

Are you ready to test your antimicrobial prescribing knowledge?   The British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) has launched a new Antimicrobial Stewardship e-Learning resource for oral health professionals to test their knowledge of antibiotic prescribing. Free to take, it consists of three modules of clinical scenario-based quizzes, each of which provides a printable e-certificate of one hour’s verified CPD [...]

Mouth Cancer Action month – Time to raise awareness ….

By |November 1st, 2018|SBDN|

https://www.dentalhealth.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=10f38d12-e238-4a39-8137-f94fa0bc42ee   The facts say it all  - read the article it makes some alarming statements ... together we can do more...

Nominations are now open – National Dental Nurses Day 22nd Nov

By |October 21st, 2018|SBDN|

The Society have added more categories after the huge response last year, we are hoping the categories now capture all dental nursing groups. We have moved from 3 groups to 6: Outstanding student dental nurse student Outstanding dental nurse Outstanding dental nurse tutor Long service Outstanding dental nurse manager Contribution to charity work Winners and [...]

Dental Learning Hub – Communication Skills GDC Development Outcome A & B

By |October 21st, 2018|SBDN|

This is our last Learning Hub Session for 2018 and the focus is on communication skills -what do you say after you say hello. This is a core principle for the General Dental Council and goes part way to meeting the GDC Development Outcomes  - A & B. Definitely not one to be missed. The [...]

Ambassadors reach home from Uganda – Dentaid Trip

By |October 9th, 2018|SBDN|

Baz and Jenni joined the wonderful team and headed out to Uganda with Dentaid - story to follow, but well done everyone.