Society of British Dental Nurses

Championing the professional vision of dental nurses, paving the way for a fulfilling career and achieving goals with ‘ a can do ‘ approach. We know only too well how hard dental nurses work and what it takes to be excellent at what you do… We are stronger together.


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

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Access to our Member area

Career pathway advice & support. 

Help to create your PDP

eCPD Guidance & free eCPD

Advice on GDC processes & procedures

Event calendar listing regional events

Interview preparation & techniques

Student dental Nurse support & guidance.     Studies / Exams / Concerns

Exclusive student dental nurse members area

Indemnity Advice & Guidance

Preferential  indemnity package for members

Helpline & Mentorship – Supporting you when you need it most.

Free legal advice

Regular Newsletters & Updates

Conferences & Regional Events

Request a Speaker

Guidance Sheets 

 Exclusive Member discounts & offers

Latest News

3 Month Membership Holiday for Members

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Due to the current onging situation with the Covid-19 virus, SBDN have made the decision give our full and dual members a Membership Holiday so please do not worry about your fees. Initially this will be for 3 months but [...]

Covid-19: Information for Dental Nurses – A Call for Calm

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Covid-19 hits the UK Dear Members, We have watched  Covid-19 unfold across the globe and the trail of disbelief, dismay and devastation it has and continues to cause.  It has taken over the news, social media and our daily life [...]

FGDP Dean calls for greater diversity

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  The Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)), Ian Mills, has called for the leaderships of dental organisations to better reflect the diversity of the profession. Ian Mills, Dean of FGDP(UK) In an address to Faculty members [...]


Link to Our Podcasts

SBDN Podcasts

Upcoming Events

ECPD Event 2nd May

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Joint DCP Conference

October 30 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm


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