Annual Review Meeting – All systems go

By |April 22nd, 2017|SBDN|

Today was the annual review meeting for the Society of British Dental Nurses as it approaches its first anniversary. The first year has been an exciting one, with lots of hard work and a gathering of true professionals who are passionate about education, learning and development in the dental nurse arena. Everyone around the table [...]

Indemnity for Dental Nurses – Take a look

By |April 21st, 2017|SBDN|

The Society have worked very hard to create two policies with Towergate that meet the needs of dental nurses. One gives you full cover to include all additional duties with no hidden extra's, the other covers those already holding a policy from an employer but who is missing the all important cover for GDC hearings. [...]

PDP – Professional Development Plans for Dental Nurses

By |April 9th, 2017|SBDN|

Understanding the importance of a professional development plan  Employees are often expected to show personal commitment to their continuous professional development (CPD), actively seeking out information, training and events that will keep their skills and  knowledge  up to date.  Fiona  Ellwood  provides  guidance  on creating  a professional  development plan (PDP) Compulsory CPD was introduced by [...]

Delivering Better Oral Health Toolkit Update

By |April 7th, 2017|SBDN|

In response to recent revised guidance 2 sections of Delivering Better Oral Health (DBOH) version 3 have been updated: Section 4 Healthier eating advice and relevant summary tables:  to reflect the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) Carbohydrates and Health report (2015) Section 8 Alcohol misuse and oral health and relevant summary table:  to include The Chief [...]

Apprenticeship Funding – All change: Dental Nurse Training

By |April 7th, 2017|SBDN|

The Government has announced that changes to the way apprenticeships are funded, although has made it clear this will not affect the funding to those who start apprenticeships before the 1st May 2017 (www.gov.uk). Employers with large end pay bills must pay into the levy, those not paying into the levy will share the cost- [...]