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Birmingham School of Dental Nursing – All Smiles

By |July 27th, 2019|SBDN|

Honoured to be a guest of Birmingham Dental School as the dental nurses are awarded their qualifications. The Society were represented by Fiona Ellwood the Patron, who congratulated the students and spoke about professionalism as they enter a new chapter in their career. Janice Dukes also spoke after recently retiring from the School of Dental [...]

Isdam – Managing Dental Anxiety Congress Glasgow 22nd & 23rd Aug

By |July 27th, 2019|SBDN|

The Society has a speaker at the Isdam congress  meeting in Glasgow this year - Alex Keir, who will be talking on CBT cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The Congress has two days of exceptional speakers - you may be involved in sedation, dealing with anxious patients and need to maintain, enhance or develop your skills, what [...]

Advancing our Health: Prevention in 2020s Government Consultation

By |July 23rd, 2019|SBDN|

Please use this link to read the latest information looking towards the prevention strategy - makes an interesting read, we would like to hear your thoughts at admin@bdns.org.uk   https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/advancing-our-health-prevention-in-the-2020s

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 - [...]