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So far SBDN has created 145 blog entries.

Churchill War Rooms

By |July 10th, 2019|SBDN|

SBDN attended an official dinner at the Churchill War Rooms ... well worth a visit and we would like to encourage you to visit the Churchil War Rooms. All of our posts are  very much focused on all things dental and don't get us wrong the purpose of the visit was very much focused on [...]

CQC – Smiling Matters: Oral Care in Care Homes

By |June 24th, 2019|SBDN|

The Society are delighted this has been highlighted, but it is nothing new, in 2015 we raised this as part of NOHPG. Now it is in the public domain we hope this will change, but lets remember it is not all care homes or even just care homes. This is likely to be the same [...]

Queen’s Birthday Honour for Society Patron

By |June 21st, 2019|SBDN|

  ****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****                                                                              10 June 2019   Dental nurse Fiona Ellwood awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List Dental nurse Fiona Ellwood has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.   Fiona is the patron and founder of the Society of British Dental Nurses (SBDN) and also chairs [...]

GDC Launch Corporate Strategy Consultation – Have your Say

By |May 14th, 2019|SBDN|

The Society are urging its members, followers and colleagues to respond to the consultation 'Corporate Strategy 2020-2022 working with the dental team for public safety'. This is important on a number of fronts, but may well influence you ARF fee outcomes. www.gdc-uk.org/respond We will be responding as a Professional Society, perhaps messages on social media [...]

Meet 2 More Fantastic Dental Nurses Joining SBDN

By |May 14th, 2019|SBDN|

Doesn't this just show how diverse dental nursing as a profession has become. Meet or latest recruits, Katherine Pearce - Specialist field Forensic Dentistry and Jane Cooney - Specialist field Dementia. The Society go from strength to strength as they broaden their expertise, where else  would you have such a large group of dental nurses [...]

Tina Gorman Receives The Outstanding Contribution to Dental Nursing Award

By |April 29th, 2019|SBDN|

The Patron of the Society of British Dental Nurses Awarded Tina Gorman The Outstanding Contribution To Dental Nursing Award at the East Midlands symposium on the 6th April, 2019. This award is unique in that it is not awarded on a regular basis and is awarded only to those who have made a difference to [...]

National Minimum Wage – FTA Law

By |April 11th, 2019|SBDN|

Key Employment Changes There are a number of important changes to Employment Law coming into force in April 2019. National Minimum Wage  The National Minimum Wage (the “NMW”) will increase on 1 April 2019 for all workers. The NMW will be as follows; For Under 18s - £4.35 (previously £4.20) For 18 – 20 - [...]

Oral Care and people with learning disabilities – Published 6th March, 2019

By |March 24th, 2019|Blog|

Good oral health is an important factor in people's general health and quality of life. Much evidence shows that people with learning disabilities  have poorer oral health and are more likely to access dental services. There is a legal requirement for dental services to make a reasonable adjustment so services can be accessed... Read more [...]

National Dental Nurse Educators Group – Tutors, Trainers, Assessors, Moderators

By |March 24th, 2019|SBDN|

Wales at the forefront of change in Dentistry – looking first at Dental Nurse Education

By |March 24th, 2019|SBDN|