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Mental Health & Well-being

By |March 31st, 2020|SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses have trained Mental Health First Aiders to hand and know how important good mental health is at the best of times, but we are in unprecedented times and in reality uncharted territory. The team understand that everyone reacts to situations differently and many of the challenges that you are [...]

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

By |March 22nd, 2020|SBDN|

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 as we have tried to go about our business. There is no getting away from [...]

Can you offer a helping hand to someone self-isolating?

By |March 16th, 2020|SBDN|

The Society have introduced a scheme to help those who are self-isolating, in particular the older person or those most vulnerable. If the suggested plans come into play of isolation for those over 70 yrs of age this will be even more important. Could you offer your help to someone close by or someone on [...]

Sharing Information: Do you prescribe, provide or fit retainers, whitening trays, mouth guards?

By |March 16th, 2020|SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses are part of the Dental Professional Alliance  - a group formed to bring the dental care professionals professional bodies to the table, to share successes, experiences and challenges and work towards better outcomes. The DPA has been very well received by the dental industry, they meet 4 times a [...]

Covid-19 News: Society of British Dental Nurses Keeping you informed

By |March 15th, 2020|SBDN|

There is no getting away from Covid-19 headlines as it sweeps the world at a fast pace. We are having an increased number of calls and we are trying to deal with them as promptly as possible, most of which are around Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) challenges and others around self isolation and employment law.  [...]

Mental Health Wellness – join us

By |March 5th, 2020|SBDN|

The Society have for sometime had a 'Let's Talk' policy and has helped 1ots of dental nurses and those around them. We have a 'don't turn away' policy too, so no dental nurse is left without direction. As part of our Mental Health Wellness work we are inviting you to get involved. Sign up to [...]

Wuhan novel Coronavirus Latest Information – Guidance for the dental team

By |February 1st, 2020|SBDN|

Update The Office of the CDO England shares a tripartite letter and a flowchart  - read it here February 2020 Dear colleagues Novel Coronavirus: Advice for the NHS in England This letter updates the advice sent on 31st January 2020. Changes from the previous version are highlighted in blue font. The key changes are to [...]

Reminder of Social Media Guidelines

By |January 19th, 2020|SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses provide guidance to its' members and followers based on the regulators standards for the Dental Team. The Society have a strong position on social media and its' use and encourage dental professionals to consider this as something of huge importance. The principles of the guidelines focus on being respectful, [...]

Self-employed? Remember to complete your Tax Return

By |January 4th, 2020|SBDN|

Published: 02/01/2020  Author: Julie Bissetto   Dental Nursing Journal With the Self Assessment deadline for 2018/19 approaching at the end of this month, it can be a stressful time for those who are new to the process. With nearly 400,000 people per year joining the ranks of self-employment per year, the ability for the Self Assessment tax [...]

GDC Introduce First Time Registration Fees

By |December 28th, 2019|SBDN|

As of January 2020 the General Dental Council are introducing a 'first time registration fee' for all dental professionals - for those qualified but not yet registered, do this before 1st January and you will avoid the fees. This fee is in addition to the fee to become a registrant. Taken from the GDC website [...]